Subject: Re: UUCP removal from OpenBSD
To: Jim Bernard , Tomasz Luchowski <>
From: John Nemeth <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/03/2001 07:18:17
On Feb 20,  2:43am, Jim Bernard wrote:
} On Sun, Sep 30, 2001 at 01:44:22PM +0200, Tomasz Luchowski wrote:
} > Does anyone use uucp these days? I have never used it, and I like
} > the idea of removing obsolete (at least from my point of view) software.
}   Yes, it's a very handy mail-transport tool for folks who have part-time
} connections to the internet.  It interfaces well with sendmail at both
} ends of a connection, easily permitting mail for multiple users to flow
} in either direction as transparently as with a full-time connection using
} smtp, with no need for local users to have accounts, mailboxes, or aliases
} on the remote system.  It can operate over its own dialup sessions or over
} in-progress ppp connections, and it can choose between those possibilities
} on the fly (i.e., use a ppp connection if and only if one is already
} established, otherwise performing its own dialup, which is typically
} established faster than a ppp connection).

     Could I see your config/scripts for doing this, please?  I have a
fair bit of experience doing UUCP over dialup on several different
platforms, but haven't done UUCP over TCP/IP yet; although, it is
something I should probably be thinking of doing.

}   It may be old, and security is an issue, but it's definitely still very

     Speaking of which...  Oh security officer, when are we going to
see an advisory for the problem that was found right after the release
of 1.5.2 and patches for the releases?

}-- End of excerpt from Jim Bernard