Telnet and FTP

File Transfer Protocol and Telnet

This is an introduction on how to transfer files between computers in the Internet - File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and the use of Windows 98/NT/2K/XP software to perform these transfers at the University of Baltimore.

A brief introduction to Telnet -- remote connection to a computer in the Internet using a text based interface -- is also provided at the end of this tutorial.

What is FTP

The Internet program to transfer files between computers in the Internet. Your computer needs to be connected directly to the Internet through TCP/IP or SLIP/PPP protocols provided by an Internet Service Provider (ISP). It can be a dial-up or always on (T1, Cable Modem, DSL) connection to an ISP.

How to use FTP in Windows 98/NT/2K/XP -- WS_FTP LE

What is anonymous FTP?

What is Telnet?

This page is maintained by Al Bento who can be reached at This page was last updated on April 5, 2003. Although we will attempt to keep this information accurate, we can not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.