[TUHS] Help request: uucp, mail on 4.2BSD

Cory Smelosky b4 at gewt.net
Thu Mar 9 09:18:25 AEST 2017



On Wed, Mar 8, 2017, at 15:07, Arthur Krewat wrote:
> This is one of the reasons Telebit did the whole UUCP "g" acceleration 
> in the Trailblazer/Worldblazer modems.
> 
> The turn-around time for the small packets being acknowledged was so bad 
> over normal modems that it was painful.
> 
> So Telebit made the modem do the acknowledgements (IIRC), stream the 
> data over the phone line, and the receiving end would "play along" on 
> the acknowledgements.
> 
> It was very effective for news especially.
> 
> On 3/8/2017 5:03 PM, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> > During that "modem" time, I started with a 2400 baud modem and soon 
> > upgraded
> > to a US-Robotics modem. It turned out that UUCP had several issues and was not
> > very effective with high speed modems.
> >
> > ...SNIP...
> > Jörg
> >
> 

I need to pull my Telebits out now, don't I? ;)

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  Cory Smelosky
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