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"FTP (File Transfer Protocol) allows a person to transfer files between two computers, generally connected via the Internet. If your system has FTP and is connected to the Internet, you can access very large amounts of files available on a great number of computersystems." (FTP FAQ)
Perry Rovers' original FAQ about anonymous FTP.
Description of the file transfer protocol by D. J. Bernstein.
D. J. Bernstein's Easily Parsed LIST Format (EPLF) is an extension to the file transfer protocol to make it easier to parse file listings of FTP sites.
RFC 959 is the main RFC about the file transfer protocol.
Extensions to FTP (ftpext) is an internet draft which "specifies new FTP commands to obtain listings of remote directories in a defined format, and to permit restarts of interrupted data transfers in STREAM mode."
An overview over the file transfer protocol.
Information about the file transfer protocol from the Internet Encyclopedia.
This guide by Gerald E. Boyd "will show you how to explore the World Wide Web, retrieve files from FTP sites, and even access Usenet newsgroups using e-mail as your only tool."