• gkerm v1.01

    From fusion@21:1/616 to All on Friday, September 01, 2023 17:56:54

    After talking about Kermit (and G-Kermit) a bit around here, I decided I wanted to give it a shot on the Windows side (tested on Windows 7 32-bit)
    so I managed to compile it with Cygwin and also created a shim called 'gkerm' that redirects it's i/o. G-Kermit isn't meant for BBS software even remotely so
    there are some caveats (mainly stuff like there isn't a way to track whether individual files completed or not, just all-or nothing, so it'd be easy to cheat by downloading 40 files and then cancelling on the 41st) but it seems to work pretty well.

    Downloads FROM the BBS usually get me something like 6MB/s but uploads seem to behave quite poorly (~100kB/s .. conversely Mystic's zmodem seems to behave the opposite .. can upload to it at 5MB/s+ and download at a few hundred...)

    I haven't tested it with Synchronet, but assuming the batch xfer file is always named "BATCHDN.LST' (I just peeked at the source briefly) it should autodetect batch downloads the same.

    Some software that supports Kermit:

    ZOC ( https://www.emtec.com/zoc/index.html ) - Has a demo version, but I love this program so I paid for it ..

    Qodem ( https://qodem.sourceforge.io/ ) - I didn't test it, but it should work

    And finally the transfer protocol: http://dcclost.com/files/gk-v1.01.zip

    Let me know if you try it out :)


    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A47 2021/12/25 (Windows/32)
    * Origin: cold fusion - cfbbs.net - grand rapids, mi (21:1/616)