anonymous ftp

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Noun1.anonymous ftp - a common way to make software availableanonymous ftp - a common way to make software available; users are allowed to log in as `guest' without a password and copy whatever has been made available
file transfer protocol, FTP - protocol that allows users to copy files between their local system and any system they can reach on the network
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Even with the arrival of anonymous FTP sites that allowed file hosting, files were still scattered on multiple servers and could only be located by online word of mouth via forums or mailing lists announcing their availability.
For example, if an FTP server is found not to offer anonymous logins, then anonymous-related vulnerability checks will not be attempted or performed for anonymous FTP vulnerabilities, which saves time.
scientists was hacked - 1,079 emails and over 3,800 documents - which were then posted on an anonymous FTP server in Russia.
Microsoft's post lists workarounds for the time being, including how to prevent anonymous FTP users from being able to create directories.