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File Transfer Protocol

The FTP protocol [11] was designed for file transfers using TCP/IP. The model of use described by the protocol's architects expects that file transfers occur between a host file system and a client file system. Since NCs do not have a local file system (although they may optionally have local secondary storage for caching), the FTP protocol does not fit this model well.

Michael John Radwin
Thu May 8 10:49:26 EDT 1997