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Related to Transfer protocol: Trivial File Transfer Protocol, Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, Media Transfer Protocol, Secure hypertext transfer protocol
file transfer protocol[′fīl ¦tranz·fər ‚prōd·ə·kȯl]
A set of standards that allows the user of any computer on the Internet to receive files from another computer, or to transmit files to another computer, after the user has specified a name and password for the other computer. Abbreviated FTP.