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New Open-Source Kermit Project website

Welcome to the new Open Source Kermit Project website at kermitproject.org, also known as kermitsoftware.org, hosted by Panix.com Public Access Networks Corporation in New York City. It houses only the active open-source Kermit software versions: C-Kermit, E-Kermit, and Kermit 95, plus any new or updated Kermit programs that might appear later. Kermit software for older platforms (such as MS-DOS or IBM Mainframes, to name only two) remains available on the Columbia University Kermit website.

The historical Kermit software archive — the one that contains all the Kermit programs and files from 1981 to August 2011 — is at Columbia University: about 150 different programs, covering thousands of hardware-OS-version combinations, in 36 different programming languages and many more dialects...

Kermit Software Archive 1981-2011:
Here's the layout of the new Kermit software FTP site:

New Kermit Project FTP Site Map
Area Mode FTP URL
C-Kermit Source Code text ftp://ftp.kermitproject.org/kermit/ckermit
E-Kermit Source Code text ftp://ftp.kermitproject.org/kermit/ekermit
G-Kermit Source Code text ftp://ftp.kermitproject.org/kermit/gkermit
Kermit 95 Source Code text ftp://ftp.kermitproject.org/kermit/kermit95  
Kermit Script Library text ftp://ftp.kermitproject.org/kermit/scripts
Tar and Zip Archives binary ftp://ftp.kermitproject.org/kermit/archives
Test and Development Source Code text ftp://ftp.kermitproject.org/kermit/test/text
Test and Development Tar and Zip Archives binary ftp://ftp.kermitproject.org/kermit/test/tar
PDF and PostScript Files binary ftp://ftp.kermitproject.org/kermit/pdf
Plain-Text Documents text ftp://ftp.kermitproject.org/kermit/etc
Updated historic Kermit versions text ftp://ftp.kermitproject.org/kermit/historic
Columbia MM email client text ftp://ftp.kermitproject.org/kermit/mm

Tar and Zip archives in the archive directory are also available individually via HTTP links in the Download section of each program page (for example, here), for the benefit of those who have FTP blocked. In fact, any Kermit Project FTP URL can be converted into an HTTP URL as follows:

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The reason FTP is offered at all is that following an FTP link into a directory shows you all the files and lets you look at or download each one individually, whereas you can't get a file list with HTTP. Also, when using a command-line FTP client (such as C-Kermit), you get a lot more control than you do with HTTP.

In July 2014, Columbia University changed its FTP service in such a way as to break all FTP links to files at Columbia, of which there were more than 5000 in the Columbia University Kermit Project pages. The links in the Kermit Software Archive were updated, but none of the others. If you follow an FTP link from a Columbia page and it doesn't work, please try the corresponding page at this site, e.g. the C-Kermit Binaries page.

My thanks to Panix Public Access Networks Corporation on behalf of the open source community and Kermit software users and developers for hosting this new site.

—Frank da Cruz, fdc@kermitproject.org

The New Open-Source Kermit Project hosted by Panix.com / 1 September 2011 / This page updated:  2015/05/27