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Doing UUCP with SDF

UUCP (Unix-to-Unix Copy) is a great way to get your mail and news, even without a stable or static Internet connection.

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UUCP Node Configuration

Taylor UUCP

Configuration files are typically located in /etc/uucp, but the location varies from OS to OS. In FreeBSD if you installed freebsd-uucp from ports the configuration files will be at /usr/local/etc/uucp.

The main file you need to edit is the sys file. A sample of the sys config file you could use is as follows:


system          sdf
alias           mx
address         uucp.sdf.org
call-login      Uusername
call-password   Password
time            Any
port            TCP
chat ""         \d\d\r\c login: \d\L word: \P
protocol        t
myname          your_uname

You will also need a config file.


nodename uyour_name
spool /var/spool/uucp
pubdir /var/spool/uucppublic
logfile /var/log/uucp/Log
statfile /var/log/uucp/Stats            # The UUCP statistics file
debugfile /var/log/uucp/Debug           # The UUCP debugging file

And a port file.


port TCP
type tcp

HDB UUCP

TODO ...

How to POLL SDF

You can poll SDF manually by running uucico sdf, or more likely for long term useage a cron job running every so often.

An example crontab line for polling every 15 minutes would be:

 */15 * * * * /usr/sbin/uucico -s sdf

Testing your config

uucico -s sdf
uulog -10

Check the log; output like this is a good sign:


uucico sdf - (2013-08-09 01:00:05.613221) Login successful
uucico sdf - (2013-08-09 01:00:07.80 3221) Handshake successful (protocol 't')
uucico sdf - (2013-08-09 01:00:07.98 3221) Call complete (2 seconds 0 bytes 0 bps)

MTA Configuration

Postfix UUCP settings

/etc/mailname

uucp_name.natverk.org

/etc/postfix/main.cf


myhostname = uucp_name.natverk.org
alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases
alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases
myorigin = /etc/mailname
mydestination = uucp_name.natverk.org, uucp_name, uucp_name.UUCP.user, host, localhost.localdomain, localhost
default_transport = uucp
relayhost = sdf
relay_transport = uucp
mynetworks = 127.0.0.0/8
mailbox_size_limit = 0
recipient_delimiter = +
inet_interfaces = loopback-only
inet_protocols = ipv4

Sendmail UUCP settings

/etc/mail/sendmail.mc


divert(-1)
divert(0)
VERSIONID(`$patito.ninja uucp sdf 20150425 ecelis$')
OSTYPE(freebsd6)
DOMAIN(generic)

FEATURE(access_db, `hash -o -T /etc/mail/access')
FEATURE(blacklist_recipients)
FEATURE(local_lmtp)
FEATURE(mailertable, `hash -o /etc/mail/mailertable')
dnl UUCP
FEATURE(promiscuous_relay)dnl
FEATURE(accept_unresolvable_domains)dnl
FEATURE(nocanonify)
FEATURE(uucpdomain)
define(`SMART_HOST', `uucp-dom:sdf')

dnl Uncomment the first line to change the location of the default
dnl /etc/mail/local-host-names and comment out the second line.
dnl define(`confCW_FILE', `-o /etc/mail/sendmail.cw')
define(`confCW_FILE', `-o /etc/mail/local-host-names')

dnl Enable for both IPv4 and IPv6 (optional)
DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Name=IPv4, Family=inet')
DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Name=IPv6, Family=inet6, Modifiers=O')

define(`confBIND_OPTS', `WorkAroundBrokenAAAA')
define(`confNO_RCPT_ACTION', `add-to-undisclosed')
define(`confPRIVACY_FLAGS', `authwarnings,noexpn,novrfy')
dnl UUCP
define(`UUCP_RELAY', uucp.sdf.org)
define(`UUCP_MAX_SIZE', 200000)
define(`UUCP_MAILER_PATH', `/usr/local/bin/uux')dnl
define(`confDONT_PROBE_INTERFACES')

MAILER(local)
MAILER(smtp)
dnl UUCP
MAILER(uucp)dnl
Cw uucp_name.UUCP.user
Cw uucp_name.UUCP
divert(-1)

/etc/mail/local-host-names


uucp_name.natverk.org
uucp_name
uucp_name.UUCP.user
host
localhost.localdomain
localhost

/etc/mail/mailertable


sdf.org			uucp-dom:sdf
.sdf.org		uucp-dom:sdf
.UUCP			local:
.UUCP.user		local:
.        		uucp-dom:
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