FTP

File Transfer Protocol is a protocol used to transfer files over a TCP/IP network (Internet, UNIX, etc.). FTP includes functions to log onto the network, list directories, and copy files. It can also convert between the ASCII and EBCDIC character codes. Unlike e-mail programs in which graphics and program files have to be "attached," FTP is designed to handle binary files directly and does not add the overhead of encoding and decoding the data.