3B1 UUCP & Ethernet

Dave Ihnat ignatz at chinet.chi.il.us
Thu Feb 21 06:01:20 AEST 1991

In article <1991Feb17.213141.5257 at ceilidh.beartrack.com> dnichols at ceilidh.beartrack.com (DoN Nichols) writes:
>	Why would you want/need uucp over the ethernet when you have smtp
>(thru sendmail), and ftp?

Hmmm..can't answer for the original requestor, but I can suggest some
scenarios.  Perhaps the only common link that those already on the net have
is UUCP, either because of policies or concern about supportability of
smtp?  Perhaps they don't want to pay the penalty (disk space, processor time,
administrative headaches) of dealing with sendmail?  There are often reasons--
usually not related to technical considerations--for needing a non-
intuitive setup such as this.

		Dave Ihnat
		ignatz at homebru.chi.il.us (preferred return address)
		ignatz at chinet.chi.il.us

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