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Correcting myself, uux was to send the request for execution, uuxqt was the
daemon (often ran after a uucico or via crontab) to scan the queue and
execute if permitted.


On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 10:00 PM Jorge Amodio <jmamodio at gmail.com> wrote:

> Absolutely !!  The uucp maps, I used to admin the chunk for .AR for a
> while, collecting the records of each site, send it to Mary Ann Horton,
> getting the updated ones from uunet and running pathalias every day, what a
> pain !!
> Yes UUCP had several programs, uuxqt was to send a request for remote
> execution. The original uuxqt only permitted execution at the host on the
> other side of the "connection." We tweaked it to pass the ball along a path.
> Mail was simple a file transfer of two files, the envelope, the body of
> the message, and a remote execution of the local mail program on the remote
> site.
> Later it got more interesting using sendmail to digest and process the
> mail queues, we also used for a while another mail processing program from
> the University of Toronto, hmm was it cfmail, can't remember the name now.
> Not as cryptic as the sendmail configuration but still sort of black magic
> stuff, but highly efficient processing multiple queues for our old national
> "gateway"
> It was fun ... we had some SPAM during those days, but mostly came in
> metal cans :-)
> Cheers
> Jorge
> On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 9:10 AM John R. Levine <isoc at johnlevine.com> wrote:
>> > while the name is correct UUCP was not only a file copy mechanism, it
>> also allowed execution of programs on the remote side (uux if I am not
>> mistaken).  That made pushing mails around possible.
>> Right.  It was both remote copy and remote execution, but remote
>> execution
>> is what made it useful.
>> > It also allowed for batching and compressing and feeding mail into a
>> rudimentary smail, or even into sendmail (brrrr!!!).
>> We fed mail into all sorts of stuff.  Remember the mapping project that
>> tried to come up with the shortest bang path to everyone?
>> R's
>> John L, cca!ima!johnl
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