ftp An access method whereby users without accounts can copy software put in predesignated places. Anonymous ftp is one of the principle methods for obtaining public domain UNIX software. Our system uses many pieces of software obtained via anonymous ftp. In addition, we support anonymous ftp for external access of material on our systems, that is, we are an archive site (see below).
Where you are allowed to log onto a site or server as a guest, usually with limited access, and download files. Anywhere that a User ID and/or password is required will not be accessible, such as a members area.
Appears as a certain mode to Login to a FTP Server (Anonymous Login).To anonymously log into a FTP Server you do neither have to have a user-id nor a password.