VAX/VMS Assistance Requested

From: Wirehead Prime <>
Date: Tue Dec 22 18:20:41 1998

Ok, here's the scoop. I actually have a MicroVax II on the net kinda
sorta via a terminal server. But my problem is that I've got no way to
get binaries on and off the machine. I have no file transfer capabilities
on it as far as I can tell. Usually such machines will have kermit when
you get them as freebies but this one was used in a custom application etc.

My understanding is that you can take any file, binary, text, etc and put
it in a share archive (IE .shar) extension, transfer it to the machine in
text mode (basically cut and paste in a terminal window or using an ASCII
transfer) and simply execute it using a _at_.

I'm not sure if what I'm asking makes sense, but could someone on the list
'.shar' up the binary distribution for kermit and email it to me? Then I
could ascii transfer it onto the vax, execute it, have kermit and
transfer binaries onto it, thus solving my problem.

Alternatively, everyplace I look kermit seems to be in a zip. This is
fine but I can't get zip onto the vax nor the zip archive itself.
I also have no compilers so I can't put source on there and compile
except for Macro-32. Does the kermit binary(ies) exist someplace via ftp
in a .shar archive?

Maybe I'm being completely ignorant here. Because I can reliably telnet
to the machine I'd like to clean it up, make a backup image on tape,
install some common utilities and make it available to folks on the list
via telnet. Is there some easier way to get binaries onto the machine?
Without having them on tape already, etc.


Anthony Clifton, kc0cue
Received on Tue Dec 22 1998 - 18:20:41 GMT

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