Still have file transfer problem
I read the File Transfer section of the C-Kermit 8.0 Unix tips and
hints, and tried
set prefixing all
set parity space
separately, none of them change a thing.
Don't know how to try ROBUST.
Both side of the system doesn't have space problem, but if I reduce the
size of the file being transfered, send could be successful. For
instance, if this successfully transfered file has 12 lines of text, and
I yank the existing 12 lines and make a new file with 24 lines, send
I have emailed my script to [email]email@example.com[/email]. Please help me.
Re: Still have file transfer problem
In article <C6Kbb.firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Jun Zhang <email@example.com> wrote:
: I read the File Transfer section of the C-Kermit 8.0 Unix tips and
: hints, and tried
This is only a supplement to the manual. The basic material is in the
: set prefixing all
: set parity space
: separately, none of them change a thing.
: Don't know how to try ROBUST.
When you start C-Kermit, it says:
Type ? or HELP for Help.
Try typing "help" and read what it says:
Type EXIT to exit.
Type INTRO for a brief introduction to C-Kermit. <--
Now type "intro" and read what it says:
EXIT Exit from Kermit
HELP Request general help
HELP command Request help about the given command <--
TAKE Execute commands from a file
TYPE Display a file on your screen
ORIENTATION Explains directory structure
Commands for file transfer:
SEND Send files
RECEIVE Receive files
GET Get files from a Kermit server
RESEND Recover an interrupted send
REGET Recover an interrupted get from a server
SERVER Be a Kermit server
File-transfer speed selection:
FAST Use fast settings -- THIS IS THE DEFAULT
CAUTIOUS Use slower, more cautious settings
ROBUST Use extremely slow and cautious settings <--
and so on. These are commands. As it says above you can type "help" for
any command, for example:
to get help about that command. Give the "robust" command to the file
sender. That's the whole command, just the one word, "robust".
: Both side of the system doesn't have space problem, but if I reduce the
: size of the file being transfered, send could be successful. For
: instance, if this successfully transfered file has 12 lines of text, and
: I yank the existing 12 lines and make a new file with 24 lines, send
: will fail.
It sounds like a lack of effective flow control.
: I have emailed my script to [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email]. Please help me.
It looks like you are configuring the calling modem correctly, but I can't
tell from here. When the modem dials, are all the AT commands accepted?
You have to use SET DIAL DISPLAY ON to watch the AT command dialog.
What about the answering modem? Is the answering modem configured for
hardware flow control? Is the port it is connected to configured for
hardware flow control? These are system administration questions, which
have nothing to do with Kermit. The remote modem and port have to be
configured correctly even before it answers your call.
Kermit can control the port and modem on the CALLING system, but not on the
CALLED system when the call is being answered by getty and you are logging
in normally. If you can get the remote computer's port and modem configured
appropriatele for high-speed connections, then the transfers should work
If you can't change the configuration of the remote computer then you can
change the Kermit settings to use a slower method of transfer. There is
an entire chapter in the C-Kermit about how to troubleshoot file transfer
problems, I'm not going to type the whole chapter into this reply.
For configuring modems, again, there is a whole chapter in the book.
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