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The emFTP FTP server is an optional extension which adds the FTP protocol to the stack. FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. It is the basic mechanism for moving files between machines over TCP/IP based networks such as the Internet. FTP is a client/server protocol, meaning that one machine, the client, initiates a file transfer by contacting another machine, the server and making requests. The server must be operating before the client initiates his requests. Generally a client communicates with one server at a time, while most servers are designed to work with multiple simultaneous clients.