Projects / C-Kermit


C-Kermit is a combined serial and network communication software package offering a consistent, medium-independent, cross-platform approach to connection establishment, terminal sessions, file transfer, character-set translation, numeric and alphanumeric paging, and automation of communication tasks. Recent versions include FTP and HTTP clients as well as an SSH interface, all of which can be scripted and aware of character-sets. It supports built-in security methods, including Kerberos IV, Kerberos V, SSL/TLS, and SRP, FTP protocol features such as MLSD, and source-code parity with Kermit 95 2.1 for Windows and OS/2.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  13 Apr 2004 17:29

    Release Notes: This is primarily a "stability release" with all known bugs fixed, plus a few minor feature additions: INPUT /NOMATCH allows a script to read (and possibly log) incoming material without trying to match it with any strings or patterns; SET INPUT SCALE-FACTOR can be used to adjust all INPUT timeouts upwards or downwards by the given factor; ASK-class commands can now be given default answers; FILE READ (FREAD) has new /TRIM and /UNTABIFY options; if you define a macro called ON_CD, it is executed automatically every time you tell Kermit to change directories.

    •  12 Mar 2003 01:47

      Release Notes: This release updates the SSL/TLS interface to OpenSSL 0.9.7 and adds SSL support to the VMS and HP-UX ports. Support has been added for AIX 5.2-5.3, FreeBSD 4.8, and Tru64 5.1B. 160+ prebuilt binaries are available. All known bugs are fixed. This release coincides with Kermit 95 2.1.4 for Windows.

      •  15 Nov 2002 00:22

        Release Notes: Support for new FTP protocol features such as MLSD (which allows recursive downloads), bugfixes, and source-code parity with Kermit 95 2.1 for Windows.

        •  19 Aug 2001 13:47

          Release Notes: Kerberos, SSL/TLS, and SRP security are now bundled in. The external SSH program can now be used to create encrypted connections for file transfer, scripting, and character-set translation over SSH. A secure and scriptable FTP client capable of recursion, recovery, update, and automatic text-binary mode switching is now built in. Other new features include LISP-like S-Expressions, learned scripts, date/time comparison and arithmetic, Expect-like scripting of local applications, and lots more.

          •  25 Feb 2000 23:45

            No changes have been submitted for this release.

            Recent comments

            21 Jun 2002 17:57 fdc

            Re: Kermit

            > A truly useful tool.
            > Shame about the license.

            It would be great if everything could be free, but
            people -- even software developers -- have to eat,
            especially when the software in question is their
            full-time job. For more about the licensing question see:


            Also take a look at the license itself -- it might not be what you think it is:


            - Frank

            02 Apr 2002 13:03 blades


            A truly useful tool.

            Shame about the license.


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