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Self-Assessment Questions (SAQs) 4



What does FTP stand for?

File Transfer Protocol.Check your answer


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



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


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


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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