The Kermit Project
Now hosted by
New York City USA • firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank da Cruz
Page created: 1 July 2011
Most recent update: Mon Feb 13 07:25:37 2023
25 October 2022
But you can still use FTP the old-fashioned way: ftp ftp.kermitproject.org, user: anonymous, password: anything, cd kermit, and then (for example) cd test/tar to download ("get") C-Kermit Beta-test tarballs. You can even use C-Kermit's built-in FTP client for this!
Kermit is a robust and portable platform-and-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.
All of these are written in the C programming language, with source code available.
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, 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.
File transfer only, does not make connections*. GNU Public License.
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. The new Open Source version is now in Beta Test (Windows only so far, maybe OS/2 later).
|*||“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 this 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:
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, email@example.com
|Arabic||عربى||2019-02-04||Anonymous||3 Piece Wall Art|
|Chinese (simplified)||中文||2018-06-04||Danie Huang||furnitureok.com.au|
|Chinese (traditional)||繁體字||2019-08-03||Austin Cole||MattressMoz.com|
|Danish||Dansk||2022-06-02||Marcus Insgaard||Beste forbrukslån|
|Farsi||فارسی||2019-02-04||Anonymous||3 Piece Wall Art|
|Indonesian||Bahasa Indonesia||2016-12-29||Jordan Silaen||chameleonjohn.com/|
|Korean||한국어||2019-02-04||Anonymous||Word Art America|
|Norwegian||Norsk Bokmål||2018-12-07||Lars Olden||Norwegian Translations|
|Norwegian||Norsk Nynorsk||2022-02-22||Espen Garman||Forbrukslån på dagen|
|Polish||Polski||2018-02-04||Anonymous||Star Wars Art|
|Uzbek||O’zbekcha||2017-01-15||Daniyar Nurgaliev||Best Car Team|
[about translations] Note: Some of these might have disappeared.