|Protocol type:||Application layer file transfer protocol.|
|Ports:||1649 (TCP) server.|
"Kermit" is the name of an extensible platform- and medium-independent file transfer and management protocol and of a suite of communications software programs that implement it and integrate it with other communications functions.
The Kermit protocol was first developed at Columbia University in New York City in 1981 for transferring files without errors between diverse types of computers over potentially hostile communication links. Since 1981, the Kermit Project at Columbia University has expanded the protocol, developed communications software that implements it upon key platforms, and worked with volunteer programmers at other sites adapting Kermit protocol to other platforms or communication methods. The Kermit Project also serves as the central point of Kermit software development, support, information, and distribution throughout the world.
|MAC header||IP header||TCP header||Kermit message||Data :::|
[RFC 2839] Internet Kermit Service.
[RFC 2840] TELNET KERMIT OPTION.