[TUHS] Help request: uucp, mail on 4.2BSD
krewat at kilonet.net
Wed Mar 8 03:45:47 AEST 2017
I ran Taylor UUCP on a small BBS system (3 lines!) I ran from my
apartment in Deer Park, NY, circa 1991-1994 - USENET node kilowatt
It was on System V R4 by Consensys on a 486-33 and later a 486DX2-66 -
but some things were badly broken, so much so that things like UUCP
weren't even usable. I don't remember why. Might have had something to
do with the devices.
So Taylor it was. I have version 1.04 source code.
Hooked up to Motorola (mcdhup) in Hauppauge for USENET news and email,
using a Telebit Worldblazer, and then disseminated it to various other
small USENET nodes.
I had quite an interesting routing setup for the mail system included
with SVR4 (mailsurr?) that would take the UUCP maps posted in
comp.mail.maps, run them through pathalias and construct a complete path
to every node in the map. It was the only way I knew of to deal with
multiple systems I could connect to that would in turn also connect to
multiple other USENET nodes. I had no definitive "smart host".
On 3/7/2017 12:17 PM, Clem Cole wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 10:23 AM, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org
> <mailto:dave at horsfall.org>> wrote:
> It's been ages since I delved into UUCP; first was the
> "original", then HoneyDanBer.
> Actually this is a great question for this list .. how many
> implementations were created?
> 1.) The original 1978 version that shipped with V7 and 32/V (BSD 4.1
> and 4.2)
> 2,) PC-UUCP for DOS came next -- I never knew how much was ripped off
> from the original, because at the time, the Chesson's G protocol was
> not well specified. The authors claimed to have reverse engineered
> it - I will say it worked.
> 3.) Honey-Dan-Ber rewrite - most popular for a long time
> 4.) Taylor UUCP first real clone that I know of that I do think was
> done with out looking at other's source. G protocol had been publicly
> documented by then and the Trailblazer in fact was shipping with the
> protocol imbedded in it.
> Any others that folks know about and how well were they used? Did
> things like Coherent have a UUCP? Linux and FreeBSD were able to use
> to Taylor UUCP because it became available by then. Whitesmith's
> Idris lacked anything like UUCP IIRC (but was based on V6). Same
> with Thoth originally at Waterloo, but by the time they shipped it as
> the QNX product it was V7 compliant but I do not remember a UUCP being
> included in it. Minux lacked a UUCP as I recall, but I'm hazy on
> that has Andy's crew wrote a lot of the user space. Coherent was a
> "full" V7 clone and include things like the dev tools including
> yacc/lex and was released much, much before the Taylor version came
> out -- so what do they use for uucp if at all?
> Does anyone remember any other implementations?
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