Tag: Protocols

FTP, File Transfer Protocol

FTP: fifty years and millions of FTP servers worldwide

It has been fifty years since the release of the FTP protocol. FTP (File Transfer Protocol) dates from April, 1971 (RFC 114). Its original specification was written by computer scientist Abhay Bhushhan. After half a century of its release, the FTP protocol remains widely used and has millions of FTP servers all over the world.

HTTP timeline by Stackscale

HTTP/3, the new HTTP protocol based on UDP

HTTP/3, based on UDP, is the new version of the HTTP protocol. The IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) met in Bangkok in November 2018 to adopt this new Internet draft. As of May 2021, the HTTP/3 protocol is still an Internet draft, but companies like Google, Microsoft or Facebook already use it to accelerate the

IPv4 exhaustion

IPv4 address exhaustion and solutions

The Internet Protocol version 4 or IPv4 was deployed for ARPANET in 1983. Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) and five regional Internet registers (RIRs) are responsible for managing and assigning IP addresses. IPv4 addresses are 32-bit and provide 4,294,967,296 unique addresses. Special address blocks are reserved for private networks and multicast addresses.  Such a number

What is the IPv6 protocol

What’s IPv6?

The Internet Protocol version 6 or IPv6 is a version of the Internet Protocol (IP). The Internet Protocol allows to transfer data through a network to IP addresses (version 4 or version 6), which identify the different devices that are connected to the Internet, allowing communications among them. The Internet Protocol version 6 presents significant


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