Anonymous FTP allows users to access files, programs, and other data from the Internet without the need for a user ID or password. Web sites are sometimes designed to allow users to use “anonymous” or “guest” as a user ID, and an email address for a password.
If the file is found on a public network, then users can simply go to the source and download the same onto their systems.
Example of usage – “The first FTP client applications used the DOScommand prompt with standardized commands and syntax. Since then, many graphical user interface (GUI) clients have been developed within operating systems, which make it easy to understand and operate.”