From: ab873
Date: 07/30/89-09:17:05 AM Z

From: ab873
Subject: YMODEM
Date: Sun Jul 30 09:17:05 1989

Is Ymodem compatable with the Atari 8 bit computers?  What is
the advandages of Ymodem verses modem?

** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Thu Apr 16 01:03:20 1987 **

        Let's start with the second half of your question.  I'm not sure of the
technical details, but the differences
between the various _modem transfer
protocols is the way in which the 
transfer program does its checksum.
There is no reason that Ymodem should
fail to work on 8-bit Atari's, but you
would be very lonely with it: to my
knowledge there are no people using it
and no programs that support it.
        Most current Atari 8-bits use
ASCII (no error checking), Xmodem, or
Amodem.  The last two are nearly--but
not quite--identical.

                        April 16, 1987
                        Your Co-sysop
                        John E. Suchy
           Thanks for asking.

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