Re: UUCP Over TCP/IP (why?)


Stephen Samuel (att!alberta!access!edm!steve@ucbvax.Berkeley.EDU)
19 Jul 88 09:41:08 GMT


>From article <>From article <387@comdesign.UUCP>, by >From article <387@comdesign.UUCP>, by pst@comdesign.uucp (Paul Traina):
> 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?

Simple: Why do people use fortran on a MIPS??
        Because it still works, and people are used to it.

For a lot of things, it's much easier to add TCP support under UUCICO
than it is to rewrite everything else that is used to the UUCP interface
program set.

It's a lot easier being able to go from a serial line connection to
an ethernet connection by changing one line in L.sys (or Systems)
than it is to teach everybody how to use the "new and improved" stuff
Besides -- UUCP is kinka fire-and-forget. Who cares what protocol it uses
as long as it works.
rsh/ftp/rcp require a supporting UID on the remote system, and that's not
necessarily easy to arrange. They also need a bit more babysitting than FAF
UUCP.

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