FTP is a “file transfer protocol”. This is used to share the files among the heterogeneous OS environments.
We can share files from Linux to windows & vice versa. Linux-AiX
In the above diagram, we have 3 systems as shown.
• Client machine
Windows – FTP client installed. we can put and get files from both Linux and UNIX machines.
• Linux Machine
Linux – FTP client & server components installed. For getting and putting the files with other servers. This machine can act as both server and client.
• Unix Machine
AIX – FTP client & server components installed. For getting and putting the files with other servers. This machine can act as both client and server.
Black – Arrow,
Represents the session initiation. We can observe that connection is always initiated from an FTP client machine to FTP server machine.
Orange – Arrow,
Represents the data flow mode. Once the connection is established files can be uploaded or downloaded from FTP server machine from clients.
For more understanding Step by Step installation for FTP server and look around for “FTP” command in that system.