TFTP and FTP application layer protocols

Illustrate the difference between the TFTP and FTP application layer protocols?




The TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) permits a local host to obtain files from the remote host however doesn’t give reliability or security. It employs the basic packet delivery services offered through UDP.

The FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is the standard method given by TCP/IP for copying a file from one host to the other. It employs the services offer by TCP and therefore is reliable and secure. This establishes two connections (virtual circuits) among the hosts, one for data transfer and the other for control information.

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