lotus



previous page: 13  What is the difference between a commmunication and an Internet connection? (Macintosh File-transfers)
  
page up: Telecommunications on Macintosh FAQ
  
next page: 15  What Internet programs are available? (Macintosh File-transfers)

14 What communication programs are available? (Macintosh File-transfers)




Description

This article is from the Mac communications FAQ, by Bruce L Grubb BruceG6069@aol.com with numerous contributions by others.

14 What communication programs are available? (Macintosh File-transfers)

This is a short list of shareware/freeware and commercial communication
programs from the orginal list that are still available. As a matter
of practicality only those programs that have been written or updated
since 1993, support at least three of the standard protocols (Kermit,
Xmodem, YModem, and Zmodem), and either are available or have web pages
are listed.

BN: Black Knight 1.0.7, $30 shareware,
Raine Storm softworks <http://www.kagi.com/raine/products.html>
CL: Communicate Lite, $50 SRP, Mark/Space Softworks,
<http://www.markspace.com/comm_lite.html>
MT: MacToPic Plus, $195, site licenses available, Carnation Software,
<http://www.webcom.com/~carn/carnation/HT.Carn.Home.html>
PT: ProTERM 1.5, $69.95 commercial, 30 day free trial,
InTrec Software <http://www.intrec.com/proterm-mac/>
VT: VersaTerm and VersaTerm Pro 5.0.6, $145 and $195 respectively
Synergy Software <http://www.synergy.com/vt.htm>
ZT: ZTerm 1.0.1, $30 shareware, $40 with disk, Dave Alverson,
davea@xetron.com

Shareware/freeware communications programs can be found in the
/info-mac/comm/term directory of any Info-mac mirror.

Table 3.1.1 summarizes file transfer capabilities of various Macintosh
telecommunications programs.

          |       Programs
Protocols | BN CL MT PT VT ZT
------------------------------
XMODEM    |  X  X  X  X  X  X
YMODEM    |  X  X  X  X  X  X
ZMODEM    |  X  X  X  X  X  X
Kermit    |        X  X  X  X
QuickB    |                 X
B Plus    |                 X
CTB tools |  X  X        X  X
FTP       |        X        X

Table 3.1.1

Table 3.1.2 summarizes the terminal-emulation capabilities of various
Macintosh communications programs and Table 3.1.3 summarizes the
scripting capabilities of various Macintosh telecommunications programs:

          |       Programs                      |       Programs
Terminals | BN CL MT PT VT ZT        Scripting  | BN CL MT PT VT ZT
------------------------------       -------------------------------
TTY       |     X  X  X  X           Recording  |  X        X  X
VT52      |     X     X              If/Else    |     X  a  X
VT100     |  X  X  X  X  X  X        Loops      |     X  a  X
VT102     |  X  X     X  X           FileOps    |     X  a  X
VT220     |  X           X           Arithmetic |     X  a  X
PC/ANSI   |  X        X     X        Variables  |     X  a  X     X
Tek 4010  |              X           User Input |     X  a  X
Tek 4014  |              X           Key Remaps |  X     *  X
Tek 4105/7|              P           Arrays     |        a  X
DG210/211 |              X           Wait/Send  |  X  X     X  X
CTB tools |  X  X                    AppleScript|  X        b
Controls  |  X        X     X
Viewpoint |        X  X             a = capability is accessible
Wyse 50   |        X                    through AppleScript
Prism     |        X
Televideo |                         b = script commands can be fed to
      910 |           X                 the program via AppleScript
      925 |           P     
      950 |           P             * Allows programmable
HeathktH19|           X               function keys
LSIADM3a/5|           X
PTSE/A2   |           X

Table 3.1.2 Table 3.1.3

 

Continue to:















TOP
previous page: 13  What is the difference between a commmunication and an Internet connection? (Macintosh File-transfers)
  
page up: Telecommunications on Macintosh FAQ
  
next page: 15  What Internet programs are available? (Macintosh File-transfers)