Kermit 95+
Communications Software for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP and OS2
Version 2.1 CD-ROM

The Kermit Project at Columbia University

ISBN: 1930110057

Out of Print


Kermit 95+, Version 2.1 is a full-featured, fully native, 32-bit communications software package for Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP and IBM OS/2 3.0 and later from the Kermit Project at Columbia University. It works uniformly over a variety of connection methods. Included in the Kermit 95+, Version 2.1 bundle: Internet and modem communications, 40+ terminal emulations, Telnet, SSH, Kerberos, SSL/TLS, Unicode. Plus FTP, Kermit, and Zmodem file transfer, a built-in cross-platform scripting language to automate any communications or file management task, and companion Kermit software for Unix and VMS.

For those already familiar with the package, Version 2.1 adds in-the-box exportable secure authentication and strong encryption including SSH v1/v2, a secure scriptable FTP client, and runs in a GUI window with regular Windows font and size selections.

You can find more detailed info on Kermit 95 at The Kermit Project at Columbia University is a member of the Software Information Industry Association.

Customers elsewhere should check for ordering info if you cannot purchase directly from Manning.


The Kermit Project at Columbia University is a member of the Software Information Industry Association.

Using C-Kermit

Using C-Kermit, Electronic Edition

To reduce costs, the current version of Kermit 95 does not include Using C-Kermit. Instead, buyers of the Kermit 95 2.1 shrinkwrapped package are permitted to download an electronic edition of Using C-Kermit in PDF format. PDF files are readable with Adobe's free Acrobat Reader.

To download, you must:

  1. provide your Kermit 95 serial number (e.g., K95-00007654321-2.1); and
  2. you must agree to receive email from the book publisher, Digital Press

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When you start the PDF reader, you should see two windows. The narrow one on the left is the bookmarks column, for quick access to each chapter. You can make it disappear (or return after disappearing) with the leftmost buttons on the Acrobat Reader toolbar.

The larger window on the right contains the book. You can use the stretch bars or corner to change the size or dimensions to suit your screen or preferences. These are actual page images from the printed book, so the type might be small on some screens. In that case you can use the Zoom-In tool on the Acrobat Reader toolbar, or you can print the desired pages.

The book comes in two pieces: the front matter (cover, table of contents,preface), and then the book's chapters (page 1 through the end). The twopieces are connected by links: one at the end of the first, the other at the beginning of the second. You must click on these links to move from one piece to the other.

The table of contents is clickable, sending you straight to the desired chapter or section. The index at the end, however, is not clickable. But it can still be used: find the desired reference in the normal manner, and then tell Acrobat Reader to "go to" the corresponding page (Ctrl-5 does this in Windows).

Searching (with the binoculars button on toolbar) works within the current piece (front matter or book). Copying to the clipboard works if you select the "text selection tool" [abc] on the toolbar.

Note that certain items in the book have been scanned and "pasted" in: the illustrations, the Cyrillic text, and the Hebrew text. Certain operations might not work as expected on these items, e.g. searching for or copying Cyrillic text.

C-Kermit Supplements

The book Using C-Kermit, 2nd Edition, was published in 1997 and is current with C-Kermit 6.0 and Kermit 95 1.1.8. Pending the publication of a third edition, updates are documented in the C-Kermit 7.0 Supplement and in the C-Kermit 8.0 Supplement.

Both C-Kermit 7.0 and 8.0 Supplements (379 KB)

C-Kermit 7.0 Supplement (241 KB)

C-Kermit 8.0 Supplement (139 KB)