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Old 05-21-2002, 11:01 AM   #1
Robbo
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Question Enabling Z-Modem?


Lo all,

Can someone please give me some pointers on setting up this service, or one of the other file transfer protocols like X-Modem or Y-modem etc. The OS is SUSE Linux 7.2

Background:-

User on remote Windows PC dialling directly into the Linux server via terminal emulation package.

They need to be able to retrieve a file from the server directly to their Windows desktop. Windows machine is not on a network of any kind. their terminal emulation package supports X,Y and Z modem trasfers but I understand that this service has to be installed/enabled on the server to work.

Alternatively is there another windows package that might be able to ahndle this transfer nativly without any fuirther work on the server?

I will greatly appreciate any replies. If someone wants to point me towards a decent web resource for this kind oif thing I am preapared to do a bit of I have no idea how complicated this is likely to be.

Thanks,

Rob
 
Old 05-21-2002, 11:43 AM   #2
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Since X/Y/Z modem file transfer protocols were used quite widely on the old school BBSs, taking a gander at that type of software would be the best way of doing things.

A Google.com/linux search for 'BBS Software' comes up with this. I would also suggest looking into Odyssey software (for DOS) if you can get it - it was one of the easiest comms packages around (IMO).

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