Subject: Re: UUCP removal from OpenBSD
To: Tomasz Luchowski <>
From: Tom Ivar Helbekkmo <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/30/2001 20:58:06
Tomasz Luchowski <> writes:

> Does anyone use uucp these days?

Of course.  It's the best, and the simplest, way to move email to and
from a site that does not have a permanent IP connection.  I do this
for my home systems, but we also have customers (we're an ISP) who
purchase this service from us for their small businesses.

In the words of Wietse Venema, author of Postfix:

        Don't deliver a domain to a mailbox, deliver it to a queue
        instead.  Use UUCP over TCP. If you don't have UUCP, install
        Taylor UUCP.

> I have never used it, and I like the idea of removing obsolete (at
> least from my point of view) software.

It most certainly is not obsolete.  It's "always" been in UNIX, and is
good, working software that's still very useful.  It should stay.  Of
course, if NetBSD installation subset choice becomes more fine-grained
than it is today, UUCP might usefully be turned into a subset for the
user to choose whether to install.  Ultrix did it this way, and I was
reasonably happy with that...

Puritanism -- the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.