Configure an FTP server with Cisco Packet Tracer

Configure an FTP server

In the simplest of definitions, an FTP server (which stands for File Transfer Protocol Server) is a software application that allows the transfer of files from one computer to another. FTP is a way to transfer files to any computer in the world connected to the Internet.

The FTP (File Transfer Protocol) server allows files to be transferred via the Internet or a local computer network (intranet).

So anyone with permission can download and upload files to a remote computer running such a server. The default and most commonly used port is port 21.

How do FTP servers work?

FTP servers are therefore the solutions used to facilitate file transfers on the Internet. If you send files via FTP, the files are uploaded or downloaded to the FTP server.

When you download files, the files are transferred from a personal computer to the server. When you download files, the files are transferred from the server to your personal computer.

TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol), or the language the Internet uses to execute commands, is used to transfer files via FTP.

Read also: The difference between TCP/IP and ISO models

It is possible to simulate the operation of an FTP server on Cisco Packet Tracer.

In this video, I configured DHCP, DNS, and FTP server services on Cisco Packet Tracer.

Read also: Basic Cisco commands for configurations

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