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(@msa)
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Uploading to a RedHat Linux 7.x/8.x with ZModem may cause you some headache since a file won't be overwritten as per default. (Caused me a lot of work trying to debug a PHP-script that wasn't actually uploaded since the filenames were the same...) I therefore changed the transfer option for ZModem to "rz -y" (-y meaning no-clobber, i.e. overwrite if exists) and my problems are gone. A bit more unsafe perhaps, but I save a lot of time.


   
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(@bpence)
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Thanks for the tip, Mattias! I'll see if there's anything I can do to make it more obvious when a send is cancelled due to an existing file.

BTW, did you ever notice that you can drag a file from your Windows desktop (or any folder really) and drop it onto the AbsoluteTelnet window to send a file to your server? It initiates a ZModem file transfer using the 'rz' command. The name of the command can be overridden in Options->Properties->Transfer.

Later....


   
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(@msa)
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Originally posted by Brian T. Pence:

BTW, did you ever notice that you can drag a file from your Windows desktop (or any folder really) and drop it onto the AbsoluteTelnet window to send a file to your server?

I use it every day and I LOVE it! Much more easy than FTP and so on. Too bad Solaris does not support it though... works fine on Linux, but why wouldn't it... 🙂


   
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(@bpence)
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You can always put the source code on Solaris and compile it there. The nice thing is that it works via Telnet, SSH1, SSH2, AND dialup. If you can connect to it, ZModem will work!! (if host support is present) This is unlike FTP which may or may not work due to firewall concerns or admin policy.

Something coming over the next few months will be SFTP, which is similar to FTP but is layered on top of SSH. An explorer-like interface will be used and drag/drop send and receive will be possible. Firewall concerns will be minimized because it tunnles through your existing connection ,but unfortunately it will only work for SSH.


   
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