FileZilla Server Common Terminology

2FA In a second factor authentication method users are granted access to a service or an application after successfully presenting two or more pieces of information. Such fac-
tors usually are based on something you know, have or are.

Client A client is a computer application that you use to connect your local computer to FileZilla Server. FileZilla, FileZilla Pro and FileZilla Pro Command-Line are clients.
Using it, you can add, delete, or edit files and/or directories on FileZilla Server.

CIDR Notation Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) is a representation of an IP address and its associated network mask.

Distinguished Name A comma-separated sequence of relative distinguished names (RDN).
Each RDN is a plus-separated set of attribute-value pairs. Each attribute is separated
from its value by the equal sign.

Daemon It’s a process that the operating system (Unix, Linux and macOS) runs in back-
ground.

Download When files are transferred from FileZilla Server to a local machine.

FTP File Transfer Protocol is a basic method for moving files between local and remote computers. See FTP for more information.

FTPS File Transfer Protocol with TLS is a secure version of File Transfer Protocol (standard FTP). File transfers are encrypted between a client and FileZilla Server. See FTPS for
more information.

Port A port is a logical construct that identifies a specific process or a type of network service.

Recursive In terms of FileZilla Server, a recursive action on a directory affects all of its subdirectories and files in them and so on.

SFTP SSH File Transfer Protocol is a method that FileZilla Server can use to access and transfer files on a server. It is based on Secure Socket Shell protocol, and it uses a
server’s SSH port.

TLS Transport Layer Security (TLS) encrypts communications between a client and FileZilla Server. This keeps the files that you’re transferring secure from eavesdroppers while they’re in transit between your local computer and the server. TLS is used in FTPS connections.

Upload When files are transferred from a local machine to FileZilla Server.

URI Universal Resource Identifiers: strings containing names or addresses identifying a resource on the internet.

UNC Universal Naming Convention. A path format for identify resources in a network. On
Windows the format is \\server-name\resource-name.

User ID

    Also sometimes referred to as a User Name or User Identification. This is the string of text that an application, server, or website recognize as belonging to a particular person.
    Sometimes your user ID will be your email address; sometimes just a string of
    characters, for example janesmith98352.

Windows Service A Windows Service is an executable application that the operating sys-
tem runs in background.

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