using TCP/IP for news and mail


Frederick M. Avolio (decuac!avolio@umd5.umd.edu)
12 Mar 88 21:41:52 GMT


The sendmail problem sounds like you need to putz around with your sendmail.cf.
There is no problem tlaking to/from any system via SMTP, but the sendmail.cf
needs to be a proper sendmail.cf (one that knows about an SMTP mailer, for
example).

It sounds like you don't really want UUCP over TCP/IP (which is doable)
but you want to transfer news. A better way is to use NNTP which works
very nicely. An added feature is that it implements the ihave/sendme
protocol so only those articles which must be sent are sent. (It does
it in real time as opposed to how one can do this over real uucp dialup
links which works but requires multiple phone calls, etc.)

Fred



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