Data/Metadata Transfer Protocols


APP (Atom Publishing Protocol)Simple HTTP-based protocol for creating and updating web resources.
SWORD (Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit)Standardised profile (specialism) of the APP, restricted to depositing resources into digital repositories.


CIFS (Common Internet File System) / SMB (Server Message Block)Standard application-layer network protocol that provides shared access to files, printers and other communications between nodes on a network.
Secure FTP (File Transfer Protocol)Standard network protocol for file transfers between clients and servers. Often encrypted using SSL (FTPS).
SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)Extension to the Secure Shell protocol (SSH) that provides file access, transfer and management capabilities.
HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)Standard application-level protocol for transferring files on the World Wide Web.