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.
Our look is the result of reader comments, our own experimentation, and feedback from distribution channels. Distinctive covers complement our distinctive approach to technical topics, breathing personality and life into potentially dry subjects. The animal featured on the cover of Managing UUCP and Usenet is a grizzly bear. The grizzly inhabits the colder regions of the Northern Hemisphere. In North America it is found in Canada and northwestern US. Though not as big as some of the brown bears, a full grown grizzly can weigh up to 700 pounds and is the most aggressive of the bear family. Although they are omnivores, grizzlies will eat meat whenever possible. Also, though heavy, thickset animals with a lumbering gait, grizzlies are capable of moving at 25 mph over short distances. Grizzlies are solitary except during mating or when females are rearing cubs. However, they seem to RcommunicateS using Rbear-trees.S There are certain trees which bears will tear a piece of bark off of whenever they pass. It is not known what this signifies, but the bear tree does serve as some kind of signal. UNIX and its attendant programs can be unruly beasts. Nutshell Handbooks(R) help you tame them.
Edie Freedman designed this cover and the entire UNIX bestiary that appears on other Nutshell Handbooks. The beasts themselves are adapted from 19th-century engravings from the Dover Pictorial Archive.
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