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Developer(s) Ipswitch, Inc.
Initial release 1993
Stable release 12.3
Development status Active
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Available in English
License Shareware
Website WS_FTP Site

WS_FTP is an FTP client produced by the American company Ipswitch, Inc. for the Windows and AIX operating systems. WS_FTP is one of the oldest Shareware FTP clients still around today, dating back to the early 90s. It was originally developed in 1993 by John A. Junod, who sold the marketing rights to Ipswitch in 1996 and worked there as CTO until 2003.[1] The GUI of WS_FTP has been considered something of a "classic"; It has two panes: the left pane is the local computer and the right pane is the remote host. The program has a reputation as a useful program wrapped in plain interface.[2][3][4][5]

WS_FTP stands for WinSock File Transfer Protocol.

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  1. ^ John A. Junod bio
  2. ^ DeJean, David. "WS-FTP Pro Makes File-Wrangling Easy". Network Computing. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  3. ^ CNet Editors. "WS FTP Pro 7.5 review". CNet. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Chellen, Sydney (2003). The Essential Guide to the Internet for Health Professionals. Psychology Press. pp. 163–165. ISBN 9780415305570. 
  5. ^ Teare, Keith (1996). The Easy Net Book. pp. 142–143. ISBN 9781850322528. 

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