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Anonymous FTP

An anonymous FTP account is a special account for which no password is necessary. The login id is either ``ftp" or ``anonymous" and the password is typically your E-mail address.

anonymous FTP accounts are typically used to provide unrestricted access to freely available files on various sites on the Internet.

Public Domain packages are usually put in such accounts (although many sites now put them within their web server area, for added access control/security).

Claude Cantin 2010-10-24