Here is a list of some communication software you can choose from, available via FTP, if they didn't come with your Linux distribution.
ecu - a communications program
gkermit Tiny GPLed kermit run only from the command line.
Can't connect to another computer
gtkterm - a simple gtk terminal, X-based
minicom - telix-like communications program
picocom - like a small minicom but no automatic phone dialing
pppd - establishes a ppp connection on the serial line
seyon - X based communication program
xc - xcomm communication package
SLiRP offer TCP/IP functionality using a
screen is another multi-session program. This one behaves
like the virtual consoles.
callback is where you dial out to a remote modem and then
that modem hangs up and calls you back (to save on phone bills).
mgetty+fax handles FAX stuff, and provides an alternate
ZyXEL is a control program for ZyXEL U-1496 modems. It
handles dialin, dialout, dial back security, FAXing, and voice
For use of kermit with modems see the Modem-HOWTO. One can run
zmodem within the kermit program. To do this (for ttyS3), add the
following to your
Be sure to put in the correct port your modem is on. Then, to use it,
define rz !rz < /dev/ttyS3 > /dev/ttyS3
define sz !sz \%0 > /dev/ttyS3 < /dev/ttyS3
sz <filename> at the