depository directory

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A directory which is created by a system administrator that can be used to store files created by the users of File Transfer Protocol software. Such directories are now frowned on by administrators since they are often used to store illegal software, pornographic images, and files of stolen passwords that can be accessed by anyone using the FTP facility. The collection of illegal files in a depository directory is often referred to as warez.

Subjects: Computing.

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