Here is a list of some communication software you can choose from, available via FTP, if they didn't come with your distribution.
ecu- a communications program
gkermitTiny GPLed kermit run only from the command line. Can't connect to another computer
gtkterm- a simple gtk terminal, X-based
minicom- telix-like communications program
pppd- establishes a ppp connection on the serial line
seyon- X based communication program
xc- xcomm communication package
SLiRPoffer TCP/IP functionality using a shell account.
screenis another multi-session program. This one behaves like the virtual consoles.
callbackis where you dial out to a remote modem and then that modem hangs up and calls you back (to save on phone bills).
mgetty+faxhandles FAX stuff, and provides an alternate
ZyXELis a control program for ZyXEL U-1496 modems. It handles dialin, dialout, dial back security, FAXing, and voice mailbox functions.
For use of kermit with modems see the Modem-HOWTO. One can run
zmodem within the kermit program. To do this (for ttyS3), add the
following to your
Be sure to put in the correct port your modem is on. Then, to use it, just type
define rz !rz < /dev/ttyS3 > /dev/ttyS3 define sz !sz \%0 > /dev/ttyS3 < /dev/ttyS3
sz <filename>at the