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Saturday, April 16, 2011

FTP is 40 years old today

This just amazes me to realize that FTP (file transfer protocol) is 40 years old.  That is some accomplishment to have a piece of software live on for 40 years and is still used in volume every day to transfer files around the Internet.  A MIT student named Abhay Bushan wrote the original FTP specification.  Here is the link to the RFC114 spec.

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