Interest in UUCP?

From: Bill Gunshannon <>
Date: Mon Jun 18 08:36:25 2001

On Wed, 13 Jun 2001, Brian Chase wrote:

> I think it would be interesting if you could somehow use packet radio via
> amateur satellites to carry UUCP network traffic. It could definitely be
> gatewayed through systems with dialup services or TCP/IP connectivity. I
> just think it'd be more interesting if you could add satellites to the mix.

As a protocol, UUCP works great over packet radio, even at really low
data rates. Much better than the BBS protocol that became the standard.
But then, hams always suffered from NIH syndrome.

The packet boxes really only lacked one feature that would have made it
easier. Disconnect on drop of DTR. And that would have been trivial
to add to the TNC2. I am amazed that with the way regular modems were
going that the bigger companies like Kantronics didn't make this at least
an option in their do everything boxes.

Although there is no longer an antenna on the roof, I just peeked through
the hole in the raised floor here in my office and I can see the packet
node hardware is still under there.


Bill Gunshannon          |  de-moc-ra-cy (di mok' ra see) n.  Three wolves     |  and a sheep voting on what's for dinner.
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