[ih] what's a level
Dr Eberhard W Lisse
el at lisse.na
Thu Nov 7 06:54:26 PST 2019
while the name is correct UUCP was not only a file copy mechanism, it also allowed execution of programs on the remote side (uux if I am not mistaken). That made pushing mails around possible.
It also allowed for batching and compressing and feeding mail into a rudimentary smail, or even into sendmail (brrrr!!!).
And when Taylor UUCP came along, sliding windows, longer packages and some other stuff made this darn efficient. It can also run over TCP but that’s rather counterproductive unless you use dialup. I am still very fond of UUCP and even though Imam not using it any more I keep it on my computers (like kermit).
Btw, there was a thread about UUCP last year with Subject: [ih] Early Internet history
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On 7 Nov 2019, 07:53 -0500, Jorge Amodio , wrote:
> Actually UUCP was a file copy-transfer utility.
> UUCP = Unix to Unix CoPy
> In Argentina we started a major academic network using UUCP taking advantage of a MSDOS implementation called at the time UUPC.
> Our first gateway to the “Internet” was “seismo” managed by Rick Adams, which later became “uunet”
> I was for some time uunet!atina!pete :-)
> > On Nov 6, 2019, at 2:01 PM, John Levine <johnl at iecc.com> wrote:
> > In article <CAHxHggdmxtQOJdgmgrdLQkXe1QdrOOVd8jFea0p0mtPKCqahuA at mail.gmail.com> you write:
> > > i think a lot of the interconnections were application layer gateways -
> > > such as email relays.
> > > Early USENET wasn't Internet if by this we mean TCP/IP based. UUCP was't
> > > using TCP/IP ...
> > UUCP was a message forwarding transport protocol, USENET was (and is)
> > a distributed bulletin board system. UUCP was mostly over dialup
> > phone modems but I have heard claims that there is still the
> > occasional UUCP over TCP.
> > From the beginning, we used UUCP for other applications, notably e-mail,
> > and USENET used other transports, ranging from LANs to mag tapes sent
> > by mail (and I don't mean e-mail.)
> > R's
> > John L, cca!ima!johnl
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