Saturday, July 4, 2009

Old Protocols

A lot of the systems I support have been in production, in one form or another, for over a decade. A couple for much longer than that. Occasionally, we run into some things that have been around since the Reagan administration that try to creep into new iterations of those applications.

The other day, one of the lead developers for one of our oldest applications called one of my coworkers and asked if he could have KERMIT put on his development Linux box.

We were all shocked when we heard about this request. I haven't used KERMIT since Junior Bear was in diapers, and I haven't had a system with KERMIT in almost 10 years.

We searched around, and there isn't a supported KERMIT for our Linux distro. We did, however, find this:

I haven't heard if this will be acceptable.

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