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Anonymous FTP is a log-on convention which permits a user to access a computer on which it has no access rights and to transfer files from publicly accessible area of an ftp site to the user’s computer by using the user name “anonymous” and the user’s e-mail address as the password. It

allows a user to retrieve documents, files, programs, and other archived data from anywhere in the Internet without having to establish a userid and password. By using the special userid of "anonymous" the network user will bypass local security checks and will have access to publicly accessible files on the remote system.[1]

References Edit

  1. RFC 1392, Internet Glossary (Jan. 1993).

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