An FTP option that allows a user to connect to an FTP site, search through public files, and download any of those public files without first having to establish an account on the system where the files reside.

Many computersystems throughout the Internet offer files through anonymous FTP. This means that you can access a machine without having to have an account on that machine (i.e. you don't have to be an official user of the system). These anonymous FTP servers contain software, documents of various sorts, files for configuring networks, graphic images, songlyrics and all sorts of other information. Archives for electronic mailing lists are often stored on and are available through anonymous FTP. An enormous amount of information is stored on these machines and is ready for anyone who's seeking it.

Note that all this is subject to change, it is a privilege and the person responsible for the machine can shut it down at any time without you being able to do anything about it.

Most FTP servers limit the number of anonymous, simultaneous FTP users as well as restrict access to specific files. do not allow anonymous FTP. All our members hosting accounts are for personal use, not for file sharing.