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download protocol

The communications protocol used to transmit a file to a user, also known as a file transfer protocol. For example, the Internet uses HTTP and FTP, which ride over TCP/IP. Unix systems use FTP over TCP/IP, as well as UUCP. In the days of analog modems, general-purpose communications programs used a common protocol, such as Xmodem or Ymodem, at both ends of the transmission. See TCP/IP, FTP, HTTP, UUCP, Xmodem and Ymodem.
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The DVB Project required support for Multicast download protocols. Working closely together, TR-069 Amendment 2 was developed and now contains changes that add support for Multicast downloads, including some additional fault codes, and for autonomous file transfers, transfers that were not directly requested by the ACS.
You do not need to deal with download protocols or data word formats or other technical details; all of this is handled transparently by the software.