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anonymous FTP
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networking An interactive service provided by many
Internet hosts allowing any user to transfer documents,
files, programs, and other archived data using File TransferProtocol. The user logs in using the special user name
"ftp" or "anonymous" and his e-mail address as password.
He then has access to a special directory hierarchy containing
the publically accessible files, typically in a subdirectory
called "pub". This is usually a separate area from files used
by local users.
A reference like
ftp: /pub/eua/erlang/info
means that files are available by anonymous FTP from the host
called in the directory (or file)
/pub/eua/erlang/info. Sometimes the hostname will be
followed by an Internet address in parentheses. The
directory will usually be given as a path relative to the
anonymous FTP login directory. A reference to a file
available by FTP may also be in the form of a URL starting