Re: UUCP over TAC


dlove@wnyosi2.arpa
Fri, 15 Jul 88 08:50:04 EDT


Paul Traina writes:

>>Pardon my ignorance, but I'm confused about running uucp over TCP links.

>>My question is why? The ftp/smtp/bsmtp interface seems much better for
>>handling files & mail, and for those who run it, the rsh interface seems
>>better than uux. So, I ignorantly ask, why do some folk run uucp over TCP?
>>There must be some sort of intelligent reason it was added...(?)

>>My only guess would be for folks running TCP terminal servers hooked into
>>dial-in/dial-out modems .. the remote site dials into the modem, goes via
>>tcp to the host, and runs uucp as if the modem was direct-connected to
>>the host.

>>Since I don't run 4.3 myself (Sun, where are you? Get real.) I don't have
>>the benefit of a 4.3 doc set to explain why I want TCP/UUCP.

Yes, there is an intelligent reason for the question that addresses a
specific problem. The problem that is being addressed by lou@wnyosi2.arpa
is that remote users who do not have host access to the MILNET need to be able
to transfer files to a host on the MILNET. These remote users are world-wide.
Therefore, UUCP via a TAC (therefore TELNET) is being explored, not
UUCP via TCP.

We have tried Kermit via a TAC, and are exploring UUCP as an alternative
solution. Any other possible solutions to this problem would be greatly
appreciated.

                                                Donnie R. Love
                                                NetWorks One
                                                Washington Navy Yard
                                                Washington D.C.



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