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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The MS-DOS section on one Internet site alone totals over 420 megabytes, and anonymous FTP users of the popular archive site WUARCHIVE.
* anonymous ftp, a server providing a complete list of NISO published and draft standards, a balloting calendar for new and existing standards under review, news of the NISO standards committees and a listing of the topics covered in issues of NISO's newsletter, Information Standards Quarterly
Thus, this form of file transfer is sometimes caned "anonymous FTP."
A list of LISTSERV mailing lists that are gated to Usenet is available for anonymous FTP from HYDRA.UWO.CA as file LISTSERV_USENET.TXT in the LIBSOFT directory.
This is called anonymous FTP, because when you connect to the remote machine, you log on as "anonymous" and use the File Transfer Protocol to the TCP/IP suite.
The list-of-lists is also available via anonymous ftp at in the netinfo directory under the name interest-groups.
File servers thus perform a function similar to anonymous FTP on the Internet.
The simplest databases are text files users must transfer to their own machines via anonymous FTP. Many databases on the Internet, including Dr.
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.