C-Kermit 7.0

C-Kermit, the world's most portable communication software, offers a consistent and portable approach to serial and network communications, file transfer, character-set translation, numeric and alphanumeric paging, and scripting. It is available for hundreds of different platforms including all varieties of UNIX (FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, BSDI/OS, Solaris, SunOS, SCO, Linux, AIX, HP-UX, IRIX, QNX, hundreds more), as well as DEC VMS, Stratus VOS, Data General AOS/VS, and others, and works in conjunction with its companion programs on Windows, DOS, IBM Mainframes, and many other platforms.

C-Kermit 7.0 was released on 8 February 2000.

As a serial communications program, C-Kermit includes a sophisticated location-independent dialer and dialing directory, allowing the same entries to be used from any country or area within a country. On TCP/IP networks, C-Kermit can act as Telnet client, Rlogin client, or as a server that can be accessed from clients elsewhere on the network via the protocols specified in RFCs 2839 and 2840. In the USA and Canada only, Kerberos 4 and 5, SRP, and SSL/TLS security options are available. On selected platforms (Solaris, SunOS, AIX, VOS) it can also make X.25 connections.

C-Kermit offers online sessions with session logging and character-set translation; it offers error-free, efficient, and robust file transfer with recovery and update features; auto-upload and -download; client/server and remote access features; character-set translation for Western and Eastern European languages, Cyrillic, Japanese, Greek, and Hebrew duing both terminal connection and file transfer (a unique feature of Kermit software), and in version 7.0 also Unicode.

All operations can be programmed for automatic unattended execution in a consistent way, regardless of platform or connection method, using the cross-platform Kermit scripting language, which includes file and communications i/o, block structure, looping, variables, arrays, functions, and structured programming features.

C-Kermit 7.0 comes with a new license that allows it to be distributed with Open Source operating systems such as FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and Linux.