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File Transer Protocol. In the halcyon days of early unix systems, an easy and reliable way to transfer files from one system to another, and still a common and important internet service.

The default FTP client on FreeBSD systems is ftp. The default FTP server is ftpd.

These days, you'll want something secure that doesn't send your login/password in cleartext -- which ftp, like telnet, does -- and you'll probably want to use something like FTPS (FTP over Secure Socket Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS)) or SFTP (SSH file transfer protocol).

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