ASR 33 Emulation - help!

From: Sean 'Captain Napalm' Conner <>
Date: Thu Oct 18 16:25:16 2001

It was thus said that the Great Douglas Quebbeman once stated:
> > Douglas Quebbeman wrote:
> > >
> > > For the paper tapes, once read in, you can just use Hyperterm's
> > > file transfer... oops, NIX that, I see ASCII mode is not among
> > > Hyperterm's file transfer options... Hmmm, you may need to use
> > > something like PROCOMM PLUS or ProcommPlus/Win... they still
> > > have the ASCII transfer mode. Or just run DOS and use COPY, I did
> > > that with a PC and a friend's CNC machine a few years back, worked
> > > quite well.
> >
> > Nobody on this list likes KERMIT anymore ?
> > Just wondering.
> I was never a big Kermit fan. It came at the very end of the days
> when it would have been of most use to me (76-81). As a nearly
> charter member of Ward & Randy's BBS, I adopted Ward Christiansen's
> XMODEM protocol, and used MODEM/MODEM86 during those years.

  Kermit was a life saver when I was at college; it could always get stuff
through when X/Y/ZModem wouldn't work at all. The dialups where DEC
Terminal servers, connected via LAT to the VAX network, and to get to the
unix servers you had to go through some other system. Once logged on, you
then sent a break, dropping you back to the terminal server. Then a ``set
session passall'' and ``resume'' and even then you still didn't have a clean
8-bit path (or X/Y/Zmodem wouldn't work or would hang or something).

  Kermit would always work no matter what though (all of this was in the
'87-'93 time frame ... )

> PROCOMM most closely resembled Andrew's program, so that became my
> standard terminal emulator under DOS, and later Windows.

  I preferred Qmodem but later switched to Procomm because of the better
terminal emulation.

  -spc (I'm horribly upset at the university library---they replaced all the
        terminals with PCs and a Web interface. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!)
Received on Thu Oct 18 2001 - 16:25:16 BST

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