For all its widespread use, UUCP is one of the most difficult UNIX utilities to master. Poor documentation, cryptic messages, and differences between various implementations make setting up UUCP links a nightmare for many a system administrator.
This handbook is meant for system administrators who want to install and manage the UUCP and Usenet software. It covers HoneyDanBer UUCP as well as standard Version 2 UUCP, with special notes on Xenix. As one reader noted over the Net, "Don't even TRY to install UUCP without it!"
Topics covered in Managing UUCP include:
How UUCP works.
Talking with modems.
Setting up a UUCP link.
Introduction to Usenet.
The tenth edition of this classic work has been revised and expanded to include descriptions of:
How to use NNTP (Network News Transfer Protocol) to transfer Usenet news over TCP/IP and other high-speed networks.
How to get DOS versions of UUCP.
How to set up DOS-based laptop computers as traveling UUCP nodes.