an alternative in FTP enabling people to download data and never having to establish and account.
method to download data from the web without a password. The public section can be used to get into the info. Anonymous may be a username too. The users mail and code may also be used. They cannot deliver files or access the nonpublic areas of the si
system for downloading files from a site that an individual won't have the state code. Within arrangement, the user can access the public-sections of a site's information using the word 'anonymous' for username, and his or her email for code. An individual, but cannot send (upload) files into the system or obtain access to its non-public parts. There are over a thousand such sites internationally containing a lot more than a million files, made available free as a public service. FTP is short for File Transfer Protocol.
a common way to make software available; users are allowed to log in as `guest' without a password and copy whatever has been made available