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Happy birthday FTP

The Register reports that File Transfer Protocol (FTP) celebrates its 40th anniversary this weekend.

FTP itself was initially proposed by MIT‘s Abhay Bhushan in April 1971 for transferring large files over ARPANet, the forerunner to today’s internet. However, it still has its uses, unlike some earlier protocols (gopher anyone? Ed.), and its future looks assured.

Read the original Register article.