>>HeavyDuty wrote:
>>
>>>Are there ftp sites one can upload to? How does one go about sending a
>>>file to an FTP site?
>>
>Lemuel Johnson wrote:
>>Here's just one of many:
>>http://www.sendspace.com/
>>
Ray_Net wrote:
>This is an "upload file(s)" website ... nothing to do with ftp.
>
The 2 concepts are NOT mutually exclusive.

>In fact, i don't understand what an ftp site is.
>In my opinion we have web sites and ftp servers.
>
You have accounted for 2 of over 65,000 ports available
and 2 of the dozens of Internet protocols available.

FTP is one of many protocols
http://www.google.com//search?q=define:protocol
that are part of a layer of the Internet
http://google.com/search?q=cache:uQkucQEIyOAJ:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Application_Layer+FTP+HTTP+NNTP+SMTP+Telnet+POP3+IMAP&strip=1

One obvious property of a particular protocol
is which of your computer's 65,536 ports is used.
http://google.com/search?q=cache:ZaASVOnYdlEJ:keir.net/portlist.html+25.Simple-Mail-Transfer+110.Post-Office-Protocol+80.World-Wide-Web+23.Telnet+HTTP+37.Time+21.File-Transfer+123.Network-Time-Protocol+119.Network-News-Transfer-*+53.Domain-Name-Server

The easiest comparison is to the HTTP protocol:
http://google.com/search?q=cache:OZAliFj3DOkJ:www.webopedia.com/DidYouKnow/Internet/2002/FTP_HTTP.asp+*-*-browser+asp+*-ftp-*-in-*-URL+asp+asp+*-*-Web-server+not-copied-into-*-memory-*-*-*-*+*-*-*-one-way-*+asp+asp+*-view-a-*-page+asp+*-*-file-server+asp+asp+asp+*-*-*-two-way-*&strip=1

Because FTP assumes you aren't going to use the file *immediately*,
FTP's overhead is extremely low.
FTP clients are also very slim (compared to e.g. a Web browser).
You can even do FTP from the command line.
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