This article was written by Ian Lance Taylor ` firstname.lastname@example.org' and I may even update it periodically. Please send me mail about suggestions or inaccuracies. This article describes how the various UUCP protocols work, and discusses some other internal UUCP issues. It does not describe how to configure UUCP, nor how to solve UUCP connection problems, nor how to deal with UUCP mail. I do not know of any FAQ postings on these topics. There are some documents on the net describing UUCP configuration, but I can not keep an up to date list here; try using archie.
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This article covers the following topics. If questions about one of these topics is posted to `comp.mail.uucp', please send mail to the poster referring her or him to this FAQ. There is no reason to post a followup, as most of us know the answer already.
UUCP Protocol Sources Alarm in Debugging Output UUCP Grades UUCP Lock Files Execution File Format UUCP Protocol UUCP `g' Protocol UUCP `f' Protocol UUCP `t' Protocol UUCP `e' Protocol UUCP `G' Protocol UUCP `i' Protocol UUCP `j' Protocol UUCP `x' Protocol UUCP `y' Protocol UUCP `d' Protocol UUCP `h' Protocol UUCP `v' Protocol Thanks