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

Jim Carpenter jim at deitygraveyard.com
Fri Mar 10 16:10:42 AEST 2017


On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 1:30 PM, Dan Cross <crossd at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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?
>
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> Coherent came with a modified version of Taylor, IIRC. At least in the later
> versions; I don't know if they had something else earlier.

I don't have a running system right now but Coherent 3.2 used V2
config files (L.sys, L-dev, etc.) according to my 1991 manual. A
Coherent manual with a 1993 copyright confirms that later versions
used Taylor UUCP.

My 80286 with Coherent 3.2.1A (last of the 3's and the last to support
the '286) and its UUCP was how I connected to my first ISP. ($5/month
for mail and news. Who needs SLIP!)

Jim


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