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Date:      Mon, 6 Feb 1995 09:46:39 -0500 (EST)
From:      "Michael C. Newell" <mnewell@lupine.nsi.nasa.gov>
To:        Jerry Kelley <jerryk@indy.net>
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: Kermit @ 14.4?
Message-ID:  <Pine.SUN.3.91.950206094351.14429D-100000@lupine.nsi.nasa.gov>
In-Reply-To: <199502040319.AA06098@IndyNet.indy.net>

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On Fri, 3 Feb 1995, Jerry Kelley wrote:

> Whenever I attempt to dial my service provider and the modems handshake at
> 14.4, Kermit barfs saying _it_ can't support 14.4.  What gives?  If I use
> tip, I can connect at 14.4 although the entry in /etc/remote for the port is
> set at 19.2.  I have set the speed (with the Kermit 'speed' command) at both
> 57600 and 38400.

14.4 is not a "standard" serial communication speed (your serial port
cannot support 14.4Kbs) ; it is a standard carrier speed (V.32bis) though. 
What I do is set my modem and serial card for hardware flow control, then
set the DTE (i.e. Kermit's) speed to the highest available.  The modems
will handle bufferring between them.  If you have V.42bis compression
you'll actually get better throughput than the raw 14.4Kbs carrier will
allow. 

Thanks,

Mike

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