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HS/Link External Protocol BETA TEST
As of 3:25 pm, Monday, July 19, 1993
HS/Link is a high speed, single and bi-
directional file transfer protocol with many
advanced features. It is EASY to set up and
runs very fast with all kinds of modems.
Now includes ONLINE CHAT mode.
FHSLINK.EXE now supports FOSSIL drivers.
See HS-INST##.ZIP for install instructions.
Contents of the COMMENTS.TXT file
It appears to be an excellent performer under symetrical high-speed
conditions. From 9600 on up, it works very well. At 2400, it is very
competitive with Zmodem. I think you have a real winner here.
BTW, kudos to you for creating such an easy protocol to add to both comm
programs and the BBS. It took only about 5 minutes to put it into my
PCBoard system and Qmodem. So far, so good!
I have been getting about 95-96% efficiency with Zmodem, but with
HS/LINK I get about 98% with one way transfers...haven't tried 2-way
I've been onto telecommunications for eight years and have run a BBS for
six.. I have never used a transfer protocol that any where measures up
to your new protocol.. It's amazing that you could develop all the
features that you have in only a ver 1 beta.. Keep up the good work..
This protocol is going to be one that I will recommend over any other.
It's a fine product, and I'm happy to say in my implementation of it in
Qmodem, it's been faster than Y-Modem G, something I didn't think was
Glad you found the problem, though! People are starting to take to it
real heavy. I think it's a true winner and it's been a pleasure to have
worked with you on the few problems its had. Your attitude toward
producing quality software is a shining example to the rest of the
I set it up on my BBS in 5 minutes and in my TELIX pgm in 3 minutes...
most of that time was consumed by my "hunt and oeck" typing!
Sunrise Door Software
404-256-9525 HST DS 19.2
Several boards in my area have started using HSLINK and really like it.
So easy. As an example, I had just uploaded it to a PC-Board and then
entered a message to the sysop urging him to give this protocol
consideration. By the time I had finished with the letter, he broke
into chat and said he had unziped it and installed it. Wanted me to
test it right then. We did a bi-directional transfer without a hitch.
I see that someone beat me in getting registration in, but literally
"the check's in the mail" as of 15 minutes ago. Please reserve me as
low a number as possible. I'm always pleased to support superb
shareware products, such as those you've written. As the Vice President
of the Capital Area SysOps Association (CASA) in the Washington DC area,
I will be mentioning your new product at our next meeting this Saturday.
If there is anything in particular you'd like my fellow SysOps to know
about your product, please let me know and I'll pass it along.
I was worried at first because every time I tried to d/l using HS/Link
beta 7 (I removed my -S4096) it aborted, but it works just great with
beta 8. Keep up the great work! I'm going to save you a call and u/l
it to Salt Air now. Thanks for writing HS/Link.
The Pegasus BBS
MOPing-Pong....Don't really know about this type of effect...but if it is
using both channels,,,why wouldn't it work. (bidirectional that is)...
In a manner of speaking, the HST, V-series Hayes and others are
full duplex, but they are asymetrical - one channel is at a very
high speed and the other is simultaneous, but slow. The priority
goes to the channel with the most data. If both are sending equal
amounts, the high speed channel switches back and forth - a common
term used to describe this is "ping-ponging". In a bi-directional
transfer or a fully interactive session, where both sides are
transmitting equal amounts of data simultaneously, one side would
be sending at top speed and the other side would get the low speed
back channel until a lull on the high speed end occurred,
switching the high speed channel to the other sender.
MOCorrect me if I am wrong...but I thought that the v.32 mean
full-duplex??? (in the 9600 series)
Yes, v.32 is full duplex - but it is also symetrical with both
channels carrying 9600 bps simultaneously.
Please don't overlook HSLINK's ability to do one-way transfers!
Of course it's getting attention as a bi-directional protocol, but the
great error control, and the ability to set the size of the packet size
makes the speed comparable to Zmodem or Ymodem-g.
HSLINK: It's not just for bi-directionals anymore!
HSLink 10C looks very close to a release to these untrained eyes. I sure
do hope it will work with other BBSes, because if it does Mr Smith is
going to get a LOT of registrations. He's gonna get some from here even
as it stands, which for the moment is a one-way protocol. It's VERY nice
Recently Werner Gumpert and I were discussing the growth of use on such
a new protocol as being nothing short of phenominal as in the
short time it has been out is now is used on 11.8% of all file
transfers on my board, including the QWK mail transfers. This is
second only to Zmodem and has replaced Ymodem and all the others. Great
program! The BBS community owes you a big thanks for producing it.