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

Cory Smelosky b4 at gewt.net
Thu Mar 9 10:22:17 AEST 2017


Which SVR4.2?

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> On Mar 8, 2017, at 15:39, Arthur Krewat <krewat at kilonet.net> wrote:
> 
> I've still got my Worldblazer, and a Trailblazer that I found in a storage closet at a defense contractor I was consulting for back in the mid 90's.
> 
> I'm seriously thinking of getting my SVR4.2 system back up and running and seeing if I can get Taylor UUCP to function again.
> 
> Of course, I didn't make the UUCP maps until the early 90's... but still :)
> 
>> On 3/8/2017 6:18 PM, Cory Smelosky wrote:
>> 
>>> 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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