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==Current Standard FTP Specification==
 
==Current Standard FTP Specification==
 
The latest FTP standard specification implemented by the Internet Engineering Task Force ([[IETF]]) was  RFC 959 which was published by Jon Postel and [[Joyce Reynolds]] on October 1985. The current RFC included new commands such as CDUP (Change to Parent Directory), SMNT (Structure Mount), STOU (Store Unique), RMD (Remove Directory), MKD (Make Directory), PWD (Print Directory) and SYST (System).<ref>[http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc959 RFC 959]</ref>
 
The latest FTP standard specification implemented by the Internet Engineering Task Force ([[IETF]]) was  RFC 959 which was published by Jon Postel and [[Joyce Reynolds]] on October 1985. The current RFC included new commands such as CDUP (Change to Parent Directory), SMNT (Structure Mount), STOU (Store Unique), RMD (Remove Directory), MKD (Make Directory), PWD (Print Directory) and SYST (System).<ref>[http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc959 RFC 959]</ref>
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==Objectives of FTP==
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Based on RFC 969, FTP has four primary objectives which include:
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# To promote sharing of files (computer programs and/or data)
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# To encourage of indirect or implicit use of remote computers
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# To shield a user from variations in file storage systems among hosts
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# To transfer data reliably and efficiently
    
==FTP Commands==
 
==FTP Commands==
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