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The New Open-Source Kermit Project

Frank da Cruz
1 July 2011
Most recent update:  Wed Nov 24 07:57:25 2021

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Kermit is a robust and portable transport-independent file-transfer protocol and a large collection of software programs that implement it on a wide variety of platforms. In addition to file transfer, many of these programs also make network, dialed, and/or serial-port connections and also offer features such as terminal emulation, character-set conversion, and scripting for automation of any communication or file-management task. The Kermit Project originated at Columbia University in New York City in 1981 and remained there for 30 years. Since 2011 it is independent. CLICK HERE for more about the Kermit Project, protocol, and software.


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Kermit programs currently in use

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All of these are written in the C programming language, with source code available.

Program Operating systems
C-Kermit Unix, VMS
Terminal sessions, file transfer, character-set conversion, scripting. Makes serial and TCP/IP network connections, including secure ones. Unix is the operating system family that includes Linux, Mac OS X, Android, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and hundreds of others. C-Kermit 9.0 and later has an Open-Source BSD license. Prebuilt C-Kermit binarires for over 700 platforms 1985-2011 are archived at the Columbia University Kermit website.
G-Kermit Unix
File transfer only, does not make connections*. GNU Public License.
E-Kermit None/Any
For embedding in devices that might not have an operating system. File transfer only. Programming is required for adaptation to a given device. Extremely small and compact. BSD license.
Kermit 95 Windows, OS/2
Terminal emulation, file transfer, character-set conversion, scripting. Makes serial and TCP/IP network connections, including secure ones. Proprietary, but the source code is Open Source BSD license; Windows programmers needed to produce a free version suitable for general release.
Local and remote computers “Does not make connections” means that this Kermit program is used only on the "far end" of a data connection. For example, if you have a PC on your desk with Windows and Kermit 95, or with Linux and C-Kermit, you can make a connection (direct serial, or dialed with a modem, or Telnet, or SSH) to another (remote) computer, and you can use G-Kermit or E-Kermit (or C-Kermit) on the remote computer to transfer a file with your local computer (the PC in the case) using Kermit protocol [see diagram].

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. The archive page indicated just below links mostly to Columbia, but also links to some newer items that are here at the new site:

Kermit Software Archive 1981-2021:

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 Cruzfdc@kermitproject.org

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