Alan Freedman -- The Computer Language Company - Computer Desktop Encyclopedia
Computer Desktop Encyclopedia
Longest-Running Tech Reference on the Planet

A CDE Definition

You'll love The Computer Desktop Encyclopedia (CDE) for Tech Term of the Day (TTOD)



A file transfer protocol developed at Columbia University, noted for its adaptability to noisy lines, enabling transfers to succeed under the worst conditions. Kermit supports streaming over the Internet, sliding windows for links with long round-trip delays, record and character conversion of text files, restart/recovery from point of failure and platform-independent transfer of directory trees with a mix of text and binary files.

Kermit Software
Kermit is also the name of a large family of software that implements the Kermit protocol on a huge number of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Unix, Linux, OpenVMS and IBM mainframes. The programs offer file transfer, file management and terminal emulation with connections for serial ports and modems as well as TCP/IP. Support for encryption and authentication (SSL, TLS, SSH, Kerberos) is also provided. In most cases, a full programming language is built in for automating communications tasks. For more information, visit

Personal Use Only

Before/After Your Search Term
kekkernel memory
Kell factorkernel panic
KELPkernel same-page merging
Kelvinkernel space
Ken Burns effectkerning
Kensington lockKerr effect
Kerckhoffs' lawkey binding
Keretsukey board

Terms By Topic
Click any of the following categories for a list of fundamental terms.
Computer Words You Gotta KnowSystem design
Job categoriesUnix/Linux
Interesting stuffPersonal computers
InternetIndustrial Automation/Process Control
Communications & networkingAssociations/Standards organizations
HistoryDesktop publishing
ProgrammingHealthcare IT
System design