Major Advantages and Disadvantages of FTP (File Transfer Protocol)

Evolved in 1971, the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) emerged as the standard network protocol which is used for the transfer of files between server and clients on a network. FTP is put up on a server-client model and uses separate control and data connections.


For transfer purpose, FTP users may validate themselves by a sign-in protocol, generally with the help of credentials using a username and a password. There are times when the server is configured to allow users to connect anonymously. FTP being a secure transmission protocol encrypts the content and also protects the username and password. FTP is found to be secure as it is layered by a security protocol named SSL/TLS (FTPS).



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