Tranfer of Files From RSX-11------II

From: Kevin Handy <>
Date: Tue Feb 18 15:12:00 2003

Andreas Freiherr wrote:

> Kishore,
> that's excellent:
>> Yes it is a complete system.
> So you'll need Kermit for RSX on the PDP-11, and Kermit on WinNT.
> For the former, try starting at
> - Kermit is free, so you
> only need to follow the instructions provided on the pages. As far as
> I remember, these instructions also contain a method to download some
> initial program - they do not assume you have KERMIT-11 before you
> download the program.
> You may also want to try searching (use Google) for "kermit pdp-11"
> (don't type the quotes there) - there are lots of appropriate matches.
> In case it is already present on your machine, it may start if you
> enter KERMIT (or simply KER) as a MCR command (or, if your account is
> set to use DCL as the command language, you may try MCR KER). However,
> this requires the task to be installed. You may also check for a file
> named KERMIT.TSK in the [1,54] directory on the system disk. If it is
> there, you can RUN [1,54]KERMIT to start it.
> Assuming you manage to find Kermit on your PDP-11 or download it, you
> will then need Kermit for Windows NT.

Kermit95 is commercial (about $65), which they use to func development
of all the versions of kermit. Well worth the price if you use it more
than once.
It also has one of the best VT100 emulations that I have seen.

There is a sort of implementation of kermit send/reveive in hyper-terminal,
but it is a slow, featureless varient. It may or may not work for you.

If you have a Unix or Linux box, you can use ckermit on it. Ckermit uses
the same code base as kermit95, but lacks the GUI.

> I once tried to find this (for a similar purpose as yours), and had no
> luck: it would appear that this particular implementation is
> commercial software, so you'll need to *buy* it.
> Another, cheaper, option might be to use the DOS or Win95 incarnation
> of KERMIT on the PC. Start at
> to find out more.

I'm not sure if the MSDOS version of kermit (which is free) will work
under NT, but it might be worth a try. The win95 version is the commercial
version (which costs money).

> I have both KERMIT-11 on my PDP-11 as well as MSKERMIT on some old
> 3.5" floppy, so if none of the above gets you forward, let me know,
> and we can work something out. But I am pretty sure the Web sources
> will do the job - and you'll become familiar with an important piece
> of computer communication history.
Received on Tue Feb 18 2003 - 15:12:00 GMT

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