FTP is a protocol for transferring files over TCP/IP networks such as the Internet.
To transfer files, you need to connect to an FTP server with some FTP client software.
FTP can be used to transfer very large files, especially files that are too large to be sent via email. However, the need for a server to exchange files with someone else makes this less practical than email.
FTP is also commonly used to upload web pages and web applications to web sites. Most web servers also feature an FTP server.
Some commonly use FTP clients are:
- Windows: FileZilla
- Mac: CyberDuck, Transmit
- Unix: ftp command
A network protocol used by a network client to obtain its IP address automatically. This is usually done during the bootstrap process of computers or operating systems running on them. The BOOTP servers assign the IP address from a pool of addresses to each client. BOOTP enables 'diskless workstation' computers as well as other networked devices (printers...) to obtain an IP address prior to loading any advanced operating system.
A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) a.k.a. hard drive or hard disk, is a non-volatile storage device. It stores digitally-encoded data on rapidly rotating platters with magnetic surfaces.
An image type that simulates grayscale by varying the density of dots in a given area.
Highly colored areas consist of a large density of dots, while lighter areas consist of a lower density of dots.