Kermit 95 Tutorial
Most recent update:
4 June 2002
This document describes Kermit 95 version 2.0, 32-bit communications
software for Microsoft Windows.
Kermit 95 (K95) is a multipurpose communication software package for Windows
and OS/2. The current version can make serial-port connections, modem
connections, and Internet and other types of network connections, all in a
uniform manner. K95's Internet protocols include Telnet, Rlogin, SSH (Windows
only), FTP, and HTTP. As of version 2.0, K95 comes in two versions: Graphical
User Interface (GUI) and Console. The new GUI version, called K95G, has
several features lacking in the Console version, such as menu, toolbar,
scroll bar, and font selection. The features of the GUI version are
Kermit 95 offers:
- Terminal emulation
(serial-port, modem, LAT, Telnet, Rlogin, and SSH connections only):
Faithful emulation of 40 different kinds of terminals, including the
ever-popular DEC VT100 series (up to and including the VT320), the Linux
console, ANSI, SCOANSI, various Wyse models, and so on, including scrollback,
colors, key mapping, key macros, and character-set translation.
- File Transfer. Files can be transferred over a serial-port, modem,
SSH, Telnet, or Rlogin connection with the fastest and most advanced version
of the Kermit protocol available, as well as with Zmodem, Ymodem, Ymodem-G, or
Xmodem protocols. Text files can also be captured or sent "raw" (without
protocol). K95 can also use FTP and HTTP protocol to transfer files with
Internet FTP and Web sites.
- File Management. Kermit 95 includes most of the same capabilities
as the Windows Command prompt, but with more options and choices for managing
local PC files. And client / server Kermit connections allow the Kermit client
(such as K95) to manage files on the Kermit server (e.g. on UNIX, VMS, or
- Character-Set Conversion. Different kinds of computers use
different encodings for the same characters (accented letters, non-Roman
letters, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, etc). Kermit 95 knows how to convert them.
for an overview.
- Automation. Kermit 95 includes its own built-in cross-platform
transport-independent scripting language to let you automate anything you
could do in K95 by hand, on any kind of connection.
CLICK HERE to
visit the Kermit script library, where you can find a script-writing tutorial
and lots of sample scripts.
- Security (network connections only). Kermit 95 supports SSH v1 and v2, Secure
Telnet, Secure Login (Kerberos Rlogin), and SSL/TLS connection methods, as