In this video, Mike tackles one of the earliest and most common protocol for moving files, File Transfer Protocol (FTP). He explores how FTP works, including passive mode and active mode and port triggering.
- Downloading a file on the internet today is … usually pretty easy. … We open up a web browser, we see some kind of link … and it says download, we click on it … and it goes into our download folder off of our web browser. … Now, before the web was popular, … there was an another way to move files around … on the internet called file transfer protocol or FTP. … Now FTP in its most simple mode uses port 21 … and it's a pretty straight forward process. … Now, if you're going to be doing FTP, … well first of all you need an FTP client. … Luckily for us, every web browser on earth is an FTP client. … Here's an example right here. … What I want you to look at very careful is look … where I'm linked into. … This is not HTTP, do you see this? … This says FTP, colon, whack, whack. … What you're looking at here is an FTP site. … So pretty much every web browser is an … absolutely fantastic FTP client in and of itself. … But if you want to do really robust FPT, … you're going to have to get an FTP client. …
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