CBBS version 3.5, and other musty stuff

From: Tom Jennings <tomj_at_wps.com>
Date: Fri Dec 24 14:21:10 2004

> >From: "Tom Jennings" <tomj_at_wps.com>
> >Using minicom on linux. XMODEM protocol failed; not sure what
> >the problem is. Possibly minicom's XMODEM doesn't do checksum
> >xmodem, only crc, my program (telink) doesn't do crc. So I did
> >everything as ASCII.

On Fri, 24 Dec 2004, Dwight K. Elvey wrote:
> I recently used Xmodem from Windoz and found that
> the binaries didn't work with the ascii handshake
> turned on. It worked fine with the setting for no
> handshake at all.

Well, the CP/M side certainly has no protocol issues, the program
talks to the IO port hardware directly:

foo: in someport
        ani somebit
        jz foo
        mov a, c
        out someotherport

Minicom has no XON/XOFF, and no hardware handshake, and in any
case, only three wires.

I really think it's code incompatibility. The original xmodem
did checksum per block only; CRC was added later. There's some
trick to autodetect, I forget what it is. My xmodem code is
really old, old enough I had to work the protocol out from
Ward's code; mine's written in BDS C. (I documented it back
then and will dig up the doc. I probably wasn't the only one
to do this.). It could be simply my xmodem protocol is bad.

It's not really a good way to send the files, but I wanted to
get everything working again.
Received on Fri Dec 24 2004 - 14:21:10 GMT

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