I have purchased software that allows me to dial up from my linux redhat 6.2 machine to a friends linux redhat 6.2 machine and transfer files as well as login. I want to quit using the software that costs $350 and start using minicom which is a free communications package distributed with redhat 6.2 MINICOM. I can use MINICOM from both machines to login to the other but cannot transfer files using x, y , z, or kermit through the minicom send or receive features . I must be missing somthing in my minicom config. If there is another free software package that will let me do this I really need to know about it. Thank you, everyone for all the help.