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 for anonymous FTP
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  anonymous ftp
      n 1: 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 [syn: anonymous ftp, anonymous
           file transfer protocol]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  anonymous FTP
  
      An interactive service provided by many
     Internet hosts allowing any user to transfer documents,
     files, programs, and other archived data using File Transfer
     Protocol.  The user logs in using the special user name
     "ftp" or "anonymous" and his e-mail address as password.
     He then has access to a special directory hierarchy containing
     the publically accessible files, typically in a subdirectory
     called "pub".  This is usually a separate area from files used
     by local users.
  
     A reference like
  
     	ftp: euagate.eua.ericsson.se /pub/eua/erlang/info
  
     means that files are available by anonymous FTP from the host
     called euagate.eua.ericsson.se in the directory (or file)
     /pub/eua/erlang/info.  Sometimes the hostname will be
     followed by an Internet address in parentheses.  The
     directory will usually be given as a path relative to the
     anonymous FTP login directory.  A reference to a file
     available by FTP may also be in the form of a URL starting
     "ftp:".
  
     See also Archie, archive site, EFS, FTP by mail,
     web.
  
     (1995-11-26)
  

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