anonymous FTP

An option in File Transfer Protocol (FTP) that allows you to connect to an FTP site, search through available files, and download any file, document, or program without having to establish an account (a username and password) on the system where the material resides. Most FTP servers allow a limited amount of anonymous FTP users to login at the same time and access only designated files.

See also : ANSI  
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