From: Tom Horsley <Tom.Horsley@ma...> - 2002-05-31 12:12:00
Just wondering if anyone has ever considered the marriage of kermit and
The latest kermit supports making just about any kind of connection
imaginable (dial-up, telnet, rlogin, ssh) together with just about every
kind of security and authorization scheme ever invented, and it can transfer
files over whatever connection it has made using the highly robust kermit
Combine that with the fact that kermit has been ported to just about every
platform imaginable, and the kermit program supports a fairly uniform set of
commands for manipulating files across all those platforms, and it would
seem to be the ideal remote server for something like tramp to talk to
(rather than a precarious collections of shell scripts, perl scripts, and
the like :-).
Of course, it only works if kermit lives on both ends of the connection, but
it does seem like there could be some advantages (not the least of which
is kermit file transfer is a lot lower overhead than base64 encoding :-).
Just a thought.
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From: Kai.Grossjohann@CS.Uni-Dortmund.DE (Kai
) - 2002-05-31 13:12:39
Tom Horsley <Tom.Horsley@...> writes:
> The latest kermit supports making just about any kind of connection
> imaginable (dial-up, telnet, rlogin, ssh) together with just about every
> kind of security and authorization scheme ever invented, and it can transfer
> files over whatever connection it has made using the highly robust kermit
Yes, I've wanted to combine Tramp with Kermit for quite a while now.
But I never got around to it. I've used Kermit before, but it was
years ago. So imagine that somebody starts up Kermit to get a shell
on the remote end. Then what happens when a file is being
transferred? I guess something has to happen on the remote side and
something has to happen on the local side.
Does one send a kermit command to the remote end, then send an escape
char to Kermit, then tell the Kermit to send (receive) the file? Hm.
Maybe the current file transfer mechanism needs a little bit of
tweaking to allow this.
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