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Stephen Walton, Frank da Cruz, Marco Papa
XPR Kermit is an implementation of the Kermit file transfer
protocol written as an Amiga external protocol (XPR). This means that any
terminal program which follows the XPR specification can use XPR Kermit to
transfer files using the Kermit protocol. The Kermit file transfer
protocol is very robust, and is the only major protocol which can transfer
binary files over lines which do not transparently pass all 256 8-bit
characters. It is also very widely available on everything from ancient
minicomputers with 16K of RAM to the latest supercomputers.
For more information on Kermit, Amiga users should refer to the
book "Using C Kermit" by Frank da Cruz and Christine Gianone.
Version 2.37 of XPR Kermit fixes an embarrassing bug which meant
XPR Kermit never freed the memory it allocates for file transfers. The fix
was simple; thanks to John Ata for reporting the problem. ALL USERS of XPR
Kermit should get this latest release.
Aminet, for example ftp.cdrom.com (184.108.40.206).
/pub/aminet/new, will move to /pub/aminet/comm/term
The Kermit file transfer protocol is copyrighted by Columbia
University, New York, NY USA. Please see the files available for anonymous
FTP from watsun.cc.columbia.edu for the details of the distribution. In
particular, Kermit cannot be distributed for profit. Anyone who wants to
distribute XPR Kermit in any way which involves the exchange of money
should first contact Frank da Cruz, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The USENET group comp.protocols.kermit.misc is for open discussion
of the Kermit protocol.