Using UUCP and Usenet
By Dale Dougherty, Grace Todino
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: October 1991
Pages: 210

Using UUCP and Usenet shows how to communicate with both UNIX and non-UNIX systems, using UUCP and cu or tip. It also shows how to read news, post your own articles, and mail to other Usenet members. This handbook assumes that UUCP and Usenet links to other computer systems have already been established by your system administrator.

Clear enough for a novice, this book is packed with information that even experienced users will find indispensable. Take the mystery out of questions such as why files sent via UUCP don't always end up where you want them, how to find out the status of your file transfer requests, and how to execute programs remotely with uux.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to UUCP communications.
  • Copying files with UUCP.
  • Remote command execution.
  • Sending mail to distant users.
  • Checking on UUCP requests.
  • Remote login with cu or tip.
  • Extending the UUCP network.
  • Reading and posting news.
  • Many useful appendices.
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