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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 the brand name for an FTP client and FTP server from the American company Ipswitch, Inc., currently for the Windows operating system.[1][2] Formerly available as one of the oldest Shareware FTP clients available,[3] WS_FTP is no longer advertised as shareware.[4] However, Ipswitch, Inc. does provide a 30-day trial of WS_FTP Professional. WS_FTP 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.[5] 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.[6][7][8][9]

WS_FTP stands for WinSock File Transfer Protocol.

See also[edit]


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

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