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UUCP which stands for Unix to Unix copy is primarily used for copying files between Unix systems but can also perform other functions. It typically does not do the tasking immediately, but executes tasking based on queued requests. Tasking is done based on a specific schedule set up by the administrator. This form of intersystem tasking has been used in the past to send information over telephone lines at times when rates were low.
Much information on this page was developed from the Taylor UUCP Version 1.06 Documentation by Lance Taylor. This document comes on Redhat Linux 6.1 systems in the file /usr/doc/uucp-1.06.1/uucp.html. For complete information, you should read this file. This page only attempts to give a few examples with explanations to get you up and running quicker.
UUCP Configuration files
Configuration files are located in "/etc/uucp" or "/usr/lib/uucp" on older Linux versions.
Then make sure that the permissions of the files are
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 321 Aug 23 1999 call
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1184 Aug 23 1999 config
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 321 Aug 23 1999 dial
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 325 Aug 23 1999 dialcode
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 323 Aug 23 1999 passwd
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 321 Aug 23 1999 port
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 320 Aug 23 1999 sys
Each configuration file is described below: