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[kur-mit] /ˈkɜr mɪt/
a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The personal attendants of Kermit and myself established a kind of "chief petty officers' mess" in the caravan.

  • I was very much interested in Kermit's and Ethel's letters to-day.

    Letters to His Children Theodore Roosevelt
  • Kermit was hastily despatched to notify our camp and the work of preparing the skins of the elephants was at once begun.

    In Africa John T. McCutcheon
  • Not only his own boys, but mine, really cared more for Kermit than they did for me.

  • Kermit said: "Well, I think that was very foolish of Joseph."

    Letters to His Children Theodore Roosevelt
Kermit in Technology
A popular packet-oriented protocol from Columbia University for transferring text files and binary files on both full-duplex and half-duplex 8 bit and 7-bit serial connections in a system- and medium-independent fashion, and implemented on hundreds of different computer and operating system platforms. On full-duplex connections a sliding window protocol with selective retransmission provides excellent performance and error recovery characteristics. On 7-bit connections, locking shifts provide efficient transfer of 8-bit data.
When properly implemented, as in the Columbia University Kermit Software collection, performance is equal to or better than other protocols such as ZMODEM, YMODEM, and XMODEM, especially on poor connections.
Kermit is an open protocol - anybody can base their own program on it, but some Kermit software and source code is copyright by Columbia University.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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