Windows® 98 FTP Server
What is the role of Windows® 98 FTP server?
In a TCP/IP network, the role of a server is to establish a connection with the client. File Transfer Protocol (FTP) also has a client server architecture where the server is solely responsible for connection control and management.
Here we will talk about the role of FTP server in Windows® 98
- FTP server
- Role of FTP server in Windows® 98
- Different FTP servers
The role of FTP server in a TCP/IP network is to respond to the request of the client. The client initiates the connection by requesting connection to the server. There are two ways the connection gets established, one is where the client sends in the information like IP address and port number and the server opens the communication and the other one is where the server sends in the IP address and the port number as the client is behind the firewall and unable to request for it. The server always responds in 3 digit ASCII code and after the connection gets established from the port 21, the data is sent over the port. The data is sent in different ways, ASCCI mode is used when the data is to be converted into ASCII codes, Image mode is used when the data is sent in binary mode, EBCDIC, is a mode where the data is sent over in a clear text mode. Local mode is another type where the data is sent over the connection between two identical computers in proprietary mode. The data is also sent in stream mode as continuous stream, block mode where the data is split into blocks and compressed mode where the data is compressed in algorithm.
Role of FTP server in Windows® 98
In Windows® 98 , FTP server has a significant role to play; it listens to the client request and subsequently responds to the requests. It sets up the parameter for the transfer between the client and server for storage and commands. In passive mode the parameters are set beforehand by the server. The control of the connection is in FTP servers hand and the data representation type and the mode of transfer is also decided by the FTP server.
There are different types of FTP servers available in the market apart from the default Microsoft® Windows Server®. The different servers are available in the form of graphical, terminal based and libraries. To name a few they are AL FTP, Ceberus FTP server, Crush FTP server. Even though different server comes in with different unique attribute the primary role remains the same.