Subject: Re: UUCP removal from OpenBSD
To: Mario Kemper <>
From: Charles Shannon Hendrix <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/03/2001 10:49:41
On Sunday 30 September 2001 08:42 am, you wrote:
> Tomasz Luchowski <> writes:
> > 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.
> I use it to get my mails and news from my news/mail-server. As i have a
> dynamic ki can't get my mails sent to me per smtp and as i have
> multiple users so pop isn't an option either.

Actually, it's still an option for you.

I used to use UUCP, but I had my own MX record.  So now my ISP sends my MX'd 
mail to a drop box which fetchmail picks up and then distributes to my 
private domain.

I personally prefer UUCP, but if you ever get stuck in a situation where you 
can't use it, you do still have options.

They should not remove UUCP from any UNIX distribitution as far as I'm 
concerned.  It's probably one of the more efficient ways of doing things,
and can even be made very secure.