What is "The Internet" TCP/IP or UNIX-to-UNIX ?

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Sun Apr 4 20:51:11 CDT 2010


On Apr 4, 2010, at 12:18 PM, Steven Bellovin wrote:

> 
> On Apr 4, 2010, at 3:08 16PM, Lyndon Nerenberg wrote:
> 
>>> File transfer wasn't multihop
>> 
>> It was, for at least some versions (V2 and later?), if the intermediate site(s) allowed execution of the uucp command. 25 years on the brain is fuzzy on the details ...
> 
> 
> You could certainly add uux and uux to the list of legal remote commands, but I confess that my memory is also dim about whether
> 
> 	uucp file a!b!c
> 
> would be translated automatically.  It has indeed been a while...
> 
IIRC, uucp file a!b!c did not work, only uucp file a!b.  Email, OTOH,
was roughly translated automatically to uucp {qf,df} b!{qf,df} and
the other side knew to unpack qf/df and do the right thing.

Owen





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