Managing UUCP and Usenet (A Nutshell Book)

Managing UUCP and Usenet (A Nutshell Book)

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.
  • RS-232 cabling.
  • Talking with modems.
  • Setting up a UUCP link.
  • Security considerations.
  • UUCP administration.
  • Introduction to Usenet.
  • Installing Netnews.
  • Administering Netnews.

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.
  • How the UUCP ‘g’ protocol works.

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