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Self-Assessment Questions (SAQs) 4

1

FTP

What does FTP stand for?

File Transfer Protocol.Check your answer

2

FTP Function

Briefly explain what function FTP performs.

FTP allows you to upload and download files to and from another computer on the Internet or a network.Check your answer

3

Compression

Why might a software program be compressed before downloading?

Compression reduces the overall file size and therefore reduces the download time and network traffic.Check your answer

4

FTP Methods

List four different methods of using FTP?

FTP can be used through a command-line interface such as DOS, through FTP hyperlinks to files on websites, through dedicated FTP servers or using FTP programs.Check your answer

5

FTP Server

What is the purpose of an FTP server?

The purpose of an FTP server is to share files on a network or the Internet.Check your answer

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