X, Y, Z modem, and Kermit file transfer tutorial


This tutorial applies to both HyperTerminal Private Edition and HyperACCESS.

Both HyperTerminal and HyperACCESS can be used to transfer files to other computers using the Kermit, Xmodem, Ymodem, or Zmodem file transfer protocols. This could be another computer running another copy of the HyperTerminal or HyperACCESS software, or a server that you are connecting to.

  1. Once a connection has been established and you are ready to transfer the files click Transfer, then either send or receive depending on whether you are uploading or downloading the file.
  2. Select the file to send (or folder to receive into).
  3. Select the protocol to use. This must match on both the sending and receiving end.
  4. Click either Send or Receive to start the transfer.

The file transfer can be used over a direct cabled (Serial) connection, a modem to modem connection, or a TCP/IP connection using either Telnet or SSH.

Note: If you are connecting to a linux server that does not already have these protocols you can install X, Y, and Zmodem with the rzsz or lrzsz package. This should allow you to transfer files via telnet or securely transfer via SSH

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