Subject: (fwd) Announcing C-Kermit 8.0 Beta.03
To: None <,>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/12/2001 13:25:05
FYI, I've compiled and used this beta version successfully on NetBSD
1.5.1/i386. Both serial I/O and ssh work fine. I'll update our package
when 8.0 is released (and if I don't fail to miss the announce ;-).

 - Hubert

-- forwarded message --
From: (Frank da Cruz)
Newsgroups: comp.unix.bsd.netbsd.misc,comp.unix.bsd.freebsd.misc,comp.unix.bsd.openbsd.misc
Subject: Announcing C-Kermit 8.0 Beta.03
Date: 10 Sep 2001 22:44:33 GMT
Organization: Columbia University
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Message-ID: <9njfoh$aui$>
NNTP-Posting-Date: 10 Sep 2001 22:44:33 GMT
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C-Kermit 8.0 Beta.03 is available for testing:

This should be one of the last test releases before the
final 8.0 release, so please give it a spin.  New features

 . A scriptable secure FTP client.
 . A scriptable secure HTTP client.
 . A scriptable secure Telnet client.
 . A scriptable SSH client.
 . Learned scripts.

Built-in security methods include Kerberos IV, Kerberos V, 
SSL/TLS, and SRP.  SSH is available through your external
ssh client.  And of course, C-Kermit is also still a lowly
modem program (but unlike the others, one that can be
scripted and that includes file transfer and character-set
translation, including to/from UTF-8).

C-Kermit 8.0 Beta.03 has been built and tested on FreeBSD
2.2.8 through 4.4, OpenBSD 2.5 and 2.8, and NetBSD 1.4.1,
all on Intel (I don't have access to non-Intel *BSD
platforms any more; if you can build on Alpha, Sparc,
PPC, etc, please let me know).

Of particular interest to *BSD and other ncurses users is
a method suggested by Thomas Dickey to get around the
loss-of-stdin-buffering-state problem after exit from the
curses-based file transfer display.  This problem occurs
with increasing frequency as ncurses replaces regular
curses -- it sets the terminal to buffered mode, but has
no way of putting it back (you can call this a feature
of POSIX, or a bug).  The symptom of the problem is that
after the curses display finishes and the next prompt is
issued, the characters you type do not echo, and Kermit
doesn't read them until you type CR (Enter, LF, whatever).

This problem was most noticeable in the FreeBSD 4.0, 4.1,
4.2 sequence, which needed separate Kermit makefile
targets.  With Thomas's fix, theoretically one FreeBSD 4.x
target would do for all.

- Frank
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