jpr at dasys1.uucp
Sun Jun 10 04:11:50 AEST 1990
In article <1990Jun01.171139.6945 at liebert.uucp> esd at liebert.uucp (Eric Scott Deese) writes:
>I'm having a problem receiving xmodem downloads on
>my machine. I have an IBM model 80 running SCO UNIX
>as well as VP/IX. I'm attempting to connect to a
>local BBS that only supports xmodem. I've tried
>using xcomm and xcmalt as well as procomm under
>VP/IX. When I try a download, rb (xmodem receive
>binary) times out. Sometimes I'll get four blocks,
>but mostly it just times out up front. I've tried
>using the stock serial ports as well as intelligent
>ports on my Specialix board, all with and without
>modem control. Same results everywhere. Anyone
>have any ideas?
I sometimes have found the same thing. Please realize that the
xmodem code in xcmalt is very simplified, and I haven't gotten
around to revising it.
What I find usually works a lot better is to start the send process
on the remote, then leave terminal mode and use the "$ rb", "$ rx",
or "$ rz" as appropriate.
If the remote is a *nix, and I'm at a shell prompt on the remote, then
once again, leaving terminal mode to the XCMALT> prompt, I have good
$ echo sz ...options... ...filenames...
$ echo sz ...options... ...filenames... ; rz
I find the former works on a fast trailblazer connection, while the
latter, with a forced local call to rz, seems more reliable at 2400bps.
Further, if you try the first form, and instead of seeing the ZMODEM
stuff, you get an XCMALT> prompt again, then just typing "$ rz" will do
it, thus in effect confirming that you should have used the second form.
I assume, in all this, that you do have the rzsz stuff on your machine...
Jean-Pierre Radley jpr at jpradley
New York, NY 72160.1341 at compuserve.com
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