This article is from the Sacramento FAQ, by David F. Prenatt, Jr. with numerous contributions by others.
In addition to the communication and exchange of information that
people can accomplish over the Internet using e-mail, USENET, and IRC,
people can download archived information from computers on the
Internet using "file transfer protocol" (ftp).
10.2.3.1) What is ftp and how does it work?
The ftp function resembles the telnet function (the basic method of
gaining access to the Internet for e-mail and the USENET), but ftp is
typically used for downloading or uploading information. There are
generally two ways to access a computer via ftp, anonymous and