Kermit file transfer changes date stamp from 2004 to 1980 - Protocols

This is a discussion on Kermit file transfer changes date stamp from 2004 to 1980 - Protocols ; I transfer files acquired on a DOS machineDOS 6) onto a Windows network, using Kermit, via a serial line, the Win machine runs Win98. On both machines I run Kermit version 3.1. I find that when I transfer files, the ...

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  1. Kermit file transfer changes date stamp from 2004 to 1980

    I transfer files acquired on a DOS machineDOS 6) onto a Windows
    network, using Kermit, via a serial line, the Win machine runs Win98.

    On both machines I run Kermit version 3.1.

    I find that when I transfer files, the year in the date/time stamp
    alters from 2004 on the DOS machine to 1980 when it arrives on the
    Win98 machine. No other aspects of the time/date stamp alter- i.e. not
    h:m:s or d:m... only the year. This doesn't happen when transferring
    between two Win98 machines. It looks a bit like a Y2K problem.

    Is there a setting somewhere that I can alter to rectify this?

    Thanks

    Geoff Lambert


  2. Re: Kermit file transfer changes date stamp from 2004 to 1980

    Geoff Lambert wrote:
    > I transfer files acquired on a DOS machineDOS 6) onto a Windows
    > network, using Kermit, via a serial line, the Win machine runs Win98.
    >
    > On both machines I run Kermit version 3.1.


    This may or may not be part of the problem. MS-Kermit 3.1 is ancient.
    The "current" versions of MS-Kermit are 3.15 or 3.16 (as in
    fifteen/sixteen, not one point five/six). Also, MS-Kermit is not
    designed or recommended to be run under Win98.

    See http://www.columbia.edu/kermit/mskermit.html which among other
    things says

    MS-DOS Kermit is not designed or intended for use in Windows 95, 98,
    ME, NT, 2000, or XP, or OS/2. The recommended, supported, native,
    and current Kermit software for these operating systems is Kermit 95.

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    Mark Sapiro msapiro at value net The highway is for gamblers,
    San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan


  3. Re: Kermit file transfer changes date stamp from 2004 to 1980

    Mark Sapiro wrote:
    > Geoff Lambert wrote:
    >> I transfer files acquired on a DOS machineDOS 6) onto a Windows
    >> network, using Kermit, via a serial line, the Win machine runs Win98.
    >>
    >> On both machines I run Kermit version 3.1.


    > This may or may not be part of the problem. MS-Kermit 3.1 is ancient.
    > The "current" versions of MS-Kermit are 3.15 or 3.16 (as in
    > fifteen/sixteen, not one point five/six). Also, MS-Kermit is not
    > designed or recommended to be run under Win98.


    MSKermit didn't play well with the IP stack of the modern Windows, and it
    didn't like most winmodems, but on a serial link or even a proper modem,
    MSKermit 3.16 works fine on Win98.

    Around that time, I supported a lot of computers running MSKermit under Win
    3.11, and a few under Win95. The ones that needed TCP/IP were upgraded to
    MSKermit95, but that was a high enough cost item that only a couple were
    upgraded.

    For an individual, I think an upgrade to Kermit95 is well worthwhile.
    My problem currently is ppor scrolling amongst the dialer entries, and
    trying to keep the names of machines straight ;-)


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    Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8-122.5


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