What is FTP?

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by LinkSoraZelda, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. LinkSoraZelda
    OP

    LinkSoraZelda GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,980
    625
    Aug 12, 2015
    United States
    Land of the Rising Orange
    I've looked in the threads, but I don't know what FTP is. Some people say it's a server, but a server for what?
     
  2. 3DPiper

    3DPiper GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    376
    11
    Jun 13, 2004
    United States
    File Transfer Protocol.
    You use it to (shock) transfer files back and forth.
    Everything is GUI now, but I learned ftp from a prompt (unix or dos).
     
    HaloEffect17 likes this.
  3. LinkSoraZelda
    OP

    LinkSoraZelda GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,980
    625
    Aug 12, 2015
    United States
    Land of the Rising Orange
    Slightly confused. So is it used to wirelessly transfer files between your PC and 3DS?
     
  4. Captain_N

    Captain_N GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    784
    260
    Mar 29, 2010
    United States
    File Transfer Protocal. It was designed for file transfer over networks on the internet. Its like HTTP web sites but for files. Its been around for a while and uses native unix commands. Use Filezilla for your ftp client and you dont need to know the ftp commands. Modern web browsers also display ftp sites like web pages.
    I run a ftp site on my server. I use it as my own personal cloud storage
     
    HaloEffect17 likes this.
  5. LinkSoraZelda
    OP

    LinkSoraZelda GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,980
    625
    Aug 12, 2015
    United States
    Land of the Rising Orange
    So, I've seen it before. Could anyone link me to an app that used your 3DS to transfer content through your computer, so you don't have to take out your SD Card?
     
  6. calebsw

    calebsw GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    111
    40
    Jul 25, 2015
    United States
    Assuming you have homebrew already, just launch ftbrony on your 3ds and filezilla on your pc and then connect to the 3ds.
     
  7. HaloEffect17

    HaloEffect17 Splatoon Fan

    Member
    1,034
    977
    Jul 1, 2015
    Canada
    Get the right FileZilla, though. You want the 'client' (assuming your files are hosted elsewhere), not the 'server'.
     
  8. LinkSoraZelda
    OP

    LinkSoraZelda GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,980
    625
    Aug 12, 2015
    United States
    Land of the Rising Orange
    Thanks.
     
  9. TecXero

    TecXero Technovert

    Member
    2,814
    908
    Apr 13, 2014
    United States
    Mainframe
    FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is about as basic as it gets and is one of the earliest network (or more of just computer-to-computer at the time) protocols.

    It's rather straightforward on the front end. You have the "server", which sits there listening on an open port, waiting for requests and commands. Then you have the client, that sends the requests and commands. You control the interaction client side. It generally has very low overhead and is convenient for sending or receiving information over a network. For over the Internet, you'll want something more secure than FTP. There are a few servers/clients that expand on the protocol, adding security, encryption, and a few other features designed for use over the internet, that's generally designated as FTPS.
     
    Last edited by TecXero, Oct 1, 2015
    HaloEffect17 likes this.
  10. Fat D

    Fat D GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,124
    53
    Nov 18, 2006
    Gambia, The
    Just a little detail, but this is FTPS. SFTP is an entirely different protocol that implements file transfer over secure shell (SSH), which is not compatible with FTP.
     
  11. TLOZmaster

    TLOZmaster GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    255
    77
    Feb 21, 2015
    United States
    Hyrule
    In a nutshell, it is like a website but only for file storage. So for the 3DS, you can use FTPBrony to load homebrew apps on your 3DS without SD card removal.
     
  12. DarkFlare69

    DarkFlare69 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    4,718
    2,573
    Dec 8, 2014
    United States
    Ohio
    It's pretty much just a file server where you can upload and download files (remotely). File Transfer Protocol, as others said
     
  13. TLOZmaster

    TLOZmaster GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    255
    77
    Feb 21, 2015
    United States
    Hyrule
    Hey Flare :D
     
  14. DarkFlare69

    DarkFlare69 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    4,718
    2,573
    Dec 8, 2014
    United States
    Ohio
    Who are you? XD
     
  15. TLOZmaster

    TLOZmaster GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    255
    77
    Feb 21, 2015
    United States
    Hyrule
    This is Isaac from YouTube, I forget that I use that account primarily xD I offered to make you an intro :3
     
  16. DarkFlare69

    DarkFlare69 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    4,718
    2,573
    Dec 8, 2014
    United States
    Ohio
    Oh, hi
     
  17. TLOZmaster

    TLOZmaster GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    255
    77
    Feb 21, 2015
    United States
    Hyrule
    Hai xD

    But back on topic...
     
  18. Alternator47

    Alternator47 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    64
    33
    Sep 2, 2015
    United States
    FTP, its that doohicky that lets you take a file from them there 'puters and put em on the "sed" cards? on yer 3deeess and do it wifout taken dem dere "sed" cards out.

    I personally use FTP-3DS because I'm not a brony and i use filezilla to connect.
     
  19. TecXero

    TecXero Technovert

    Member
    2,814
    908
    Apr 13, 2014
    United States
    Mainframe
    Oh yeah, that's what I get for going off the top of my head with three hours of sleep.