Kermit 95 for OS/2 - Reviews
OS/2 Computing!, March 1997.
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Stefan A. Deutscher)
Subject: Re: Telnet application
Date: 29 Mar 97 19:07:09 GMT
[In response to a query about good Telnet applications for OS/2...]
Have you tried Kermit 95 for OS/2? The name is a bit, hmmm, but it is
the follow-up to C-Kermit 5A (191) for OS/2, native OS/2 code, command
line (VIO) interface, and makes telnet in an OS/2 vio window actually
usable: You get
If you like this (as I do) check out http://www.columbia.edu/kermit/.
I tried lots of packages before (from DOSis Telix, Quicklink, LiveWire,
HyperAcess Lite, ZOC (whatever numbers)) and finally settled for Kermit.
I also use(d) the telnet app that comes with OS/2 (both the normal
telnet.exe and the telnetpm thing) and is functional yet not very
configurable and lacks what makes it bearable under X Widows: scroll
- scroll back buffer (with bookmarking and searching),
- mouse support for cut-n-paste,
- configurable colours,
- fully configurable keyboard mapping,
- fast and stable file transfer (xyz modem, of course, kermit, and a
few more) _even_ over tcp/ip connexions, it is _so_ nice to be able
to type a quick 'sz filename' when online via a tcp/ip connexion
rather than having to ftp, login, etc.!
- recovery of file transfers, i.e. when the first 1.8 out of 1.85 MB
got through you can resume right there and don't have to start over
- terminal emulations more than I can remember (vt52, vt100, vt102, ...)
and better than any I have seen except maybe a room full of different
genuine VT and Wyse and ... terminals
- fully scriptable (kermit is the scriptable telnet / ftp solution)
- works for dial up and tcp/ip (slip/ppp/real ethernet, whatever) alike
- shares the same user interface, scripts, etc. with kermit on UNIces,
VAXes, main frames, and all, so you're at home right away
- supports odd screen resolutions (I use 43 lines all the time, and
- comes with a 600+ page book on connexions, modems, data transfer
details and on using kermit on any platform, plus an 80+ page booklet
dealing with the particular features for Kermit 95 on OS/2 (and also
on Winblows 94.8321 or so )
- is bloody fast
- has a GUI dialer for dial-up that some love more than the scripting stuff
(which I prefer),
- costs something like 45 US\$ or so
Try it, I am sure you will like it. Kind regards! Stefan
PS: No, I don't get payed by the Kermit folks, in fact, I payed them
(buying the kermit books and now Kermit 95 for OS/2).
Stefan A. Deutscher | (+1-423-) voice fax
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Dictated with OS/2 Warp 4 VoiceType dictation. Using slrn 0.931 offline.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jim Schneider)
Subject: Re: telnet session from warp4 to unix
Date: 21 Feb 1997 04:11:09 GMT
Organization: netINS, Inc.
I would like to say that as a current owner of Kermit-95 for OS/2, it does
indeed work well with scoansi, wy60, at386 and vt220. It does many others,
I just dont use em. I will give an opinion, that while this is not and
may never be the flashiest communication product for OS/2, it is by far
the must usable one I have ever seen for connecting to unix systems and
doing day to day real life things.
Also see: Kermit 95 Reviews (not OS/2-specific).
Kermit/2 Reviews / Columbia University /
email@example.com / 1 April 1997