Using & Managing UUCP describes, in one volume, this popular communications and file transfer program. While most major sites have switched from UUCP to the Internet Protocols, UUCP remains attractive to computer users with limited resources, a small machine, and a dial-up connection. Linux users admire the efficiency of UUCP. In fact, Taylor UUCP, which is described in this book, ships with the major Linux distributions. In addition to Taylor UUCP, this book covers the latest versions of HoneyDanBer UUCP, sometimes called Basic Network Utilities, or BNU. It also describes the specific implementation details of UUCP versions shipped by major UNIX vendors. This book combines material about UUCP formerly contained in Using UUCP and Usenet and Managing UUCP and Usenet, now updated and expanded to cover Taylor UUCP , the UUCP shipped with Linux.
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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.
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USENET, also called Netnews, is the world’s largest discussion forum, encompassing the worldwide Internet and many other sites that aren’t formally connected to any network. USENET provides a forum for asking and answering technical questions, arguing politics, religion, and society, or discussing most scientific, artistic, or humanistic disciplines. It’s also a forum for distributing free software, as well as digitized pictures and sound. This book unlocks USENET for you. It’s not just a technical book, although it includes tutorials on the most popular newsreaders for UNIX and Windows (tin, nn, GNUS, and Trumpet). It also explains what goes on on the Net: where to look for information and what to do with it once you get it. And, it gives you an introduction into the culture: Net etiquette, the private language, and some of the history…including some of the more notable practical jokes.
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