Data/Metadata Transfer Protocols

Metadata

Name

Description

Link

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.

http://swordapp.org/

Data

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.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc939973.aspx

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.