Impacts: Consulting continues to get questions about why rz isn't working. Users continue to favor zmodem because they don't know how to make kermit faster.
Resources: An Athena consultant should put the rlogin workaround in the zmodem stock answer.
Impacts: Consulting continues to get questions about why rz isn't working. Users learn kermit.
Resources: One dev person who knows how to configure kermit for speed needs to work with CSS to make sure this configuration is documented and made available in the modem locker.
Someone needs to pick up the latest Macintosh kermit from Columbia, evaluate it, send feedback to the developers at Columbia, and document it for MIT.
Impacts: Eventually rz may work. Problem solved.
Resources: Someone needs to negotiate a good price from Omen for a site license. Either that or we get one copy for someone to do the debugging work with.
The person who calls in problem reports to Omen may need to be a developer.
Impacts: Initial work for developer. Additional ongoing maintenance project for dev group. Now rz works and is supported.
Resources: A developer needs to run a packet sniffer on a successful rz session (rlogin) vs. an unsuccessful one in telnet. If we're lucky, this will shed some light on the problem and we find we can solve it in two full days effort. If we're not lucky, the debugging could take weeks.