Big Book of Internet File Transfer Rfcs

Pete Loshin

  • 出版商: Morgan Kaufmann
  • 出版日期: 2000-03-28
  • 售價: $199
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 310
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0124558453
  • ISBN-13: 9780124558458




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One of the first applications implemented on the Internet, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is also one of the most fundamental, supported by virtually all systems connected to the Internet. No single document defines FTP, but rather an entire sequence of documents published online as Requests for Comments (RFCs). This book collects and organizes these essential documents in a single printed volume, adding an introduction and extensive index. This means you no longer have to search through various RFCs in hopes of finding the answer to your FTP question - all the current and relevant RFCs are compiled here, with an extensive index that makes it simple to locate precisely the answer you need.

Taken together, the FTP RFCs describe all the Internet protocols clients and servers can use to do file transfers via FTP. In addition to documenting file transfer mechanics, readers will find practical instructions on various techniques, including using file transfers for network booting and how to manage the security issues involved with file transfer over the Internet. If you buy one FTP reference, this is the one to choose. Written by members of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), this compilation is the most complete and authoritative file transfer reference available.


  • Bootstrap loading using TFTP
  • Background File Transfer Protocol (BFTP)
  • Firewall-friendly FTP
  • How to use anonymous FTP
  • FTP security extensions and considerations
  • Feature negotiation mechanism for FTP

Pete Loshin started using the Internet in 1988 and has written a dozen books about the Internet, electronic commerce, and TCP / IP. Formerly an editor at BYTE Magazine, he has written articles for Information Security, PC World, PC Magazine, Communication News, PC Week, Telecommunications, and other well-known trade publications. Pete is based in eastern Massachusetts and can be reached at for consulting on Internet issues. Check out his Web site for more about Internet standards.

Table of Contents:

RFC 906 Bootstrap Loading Using TFTP

RFC 949 FTP Unique-Named Store Command

RFC 959 File Transfer Protocol

RFC 1068 Background File Transfer Program (BFTP)

RFC 1350 The TFTP Protocol (Revision 2)

RFC 1415 FTP-FTAM Gateway Specification

RFC 1579 Firewall-Friendly FTP

RFC 1635 How to Use Anonymous FTP (FYI 24)

RFC 1639 FTP Operation Over Big Address Records (FOOBAR)

RFC 1785 TFTP Option Negotiation Analysis

RFC 1986 Experiments with a Simple File Transfer Protocol for Radio Links using Enhanced Trivial File Transfer Protocol (ETFTP)

RFC 2090 TFTP Multicast Option

RFC 2228 FTP Security Extensions

RFC 2348 TFTP Blocksize Option

RFC 2349 TFTP Timeout Interval and Transfer Size Options

RFC 2389 Feature Negotiation Mechanism for the File Transfer Protocol

RFC 2428 FTP Extensions for Ipv6 and NATs

RFC 2577 FTP Security Considerations

RFC 2585 Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Operational Protocols: FTP and HTTP

RFC 2640 Internationalization of the File Transfer Protocol

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