[TUHS] 4.3 Wisc file transfer

Arthur Krewat krewat at kilonet.net
Mon Apr 10 09:20:35 AEST 2017

I haven't done it, but wouldn't Kermit be relatively painless over a 
serial line?


I used it on TOPS-10 and SIMH, using a TELNET connection into an 
emulated DZ11 (the version that I got working with SIMH, not the newer one).

Put KERMIT on the BSD side into server mode, and just send all the files 
you want to.

On 4/9/2017 7:10 PM, Noel Chiappa wrote:
>      > From: Mary Ann Horton
>      > What's the best way to transfer files in and out of the simh 4.3BSD Wisc
>      > version?  I can do it with tape files, but it seems like FTP or ssh or
>      > NFS ought to be possible, and none is behaving at first blush.
> Someone should add the equivalent of Ersatz-11's 'DOS' device to SIMH; it's a
> pseudo-device that can read files on the host filesystem. (Other stuff too,
> but that's the relevant one here.) A short device driver in the emulated OS,
> and a program to talk to it, and voila, getting a file into the emulated
> system is a short one line command, none of this hassle with putting the bits
> on a virtual tape, etc, etc.
> I found editing files with 'ed' on my simulated V6 system painful (although i
> still have the mental microcode to do it), so I did my editing under Windows
> (Epsilon), and then read the file down to the Unix to compile it. Initially I
> was doing it by putting the file on a raw virtual pack, and doing something
> similar to that tape kludge. Then I got smart, and whipped up a driver for the
> DOS device in Ersatz-11, and a program that used it, to allow me to easily
> read a file from the Windows filesystem down to the Unix. Going around the
> compile-debug-edit loop is totally painless now.
> 	Noel

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