RZ/SZ

Michael B. Scher (starnet!apple!acpub.duke.edu!strange)
Fri, 7 May 1993 18:40:28 -0400 (EDT)

>
> Michael B. Scher said:
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> > reduced features), which I found on wuarchive. I also have used uw on the
> ^^
> > ultralight for multiple sessions. Since most UNIX systems now have sz/rz,
> ^^^^^
> > though, I have pretty much abandoned Kermit.
>
> Could you please, briefly, tell me what these are?
>

Sorry this took so long (defending a thesis this week).

RZ and SZ are the UNIX versions of zmodem, and also include YMODEM and
XMODEM protocols. Over good lines they work easily 3 times as fast as KERMIT.

Most systems have it, as they are in the public domain and/or are included
in most UNIX packages.

Most shareware comm programs support X Y or Z modem. I like COMMO right
now, as it's small as all get-out, though it seems to be designed with the
programmer in mind, so I don't know if it's right for everyone. I will
probably register my copy if it keeps performing this well.

-Mike