UUCP and Netnews

From: Bill Gunshannon <bill_at_cs.scranton.edu>
Date: Mon Jun 18 08:48:12 2001

On Thu, 14 Jun 2001, Jeffrey S. Sharp wrote:

> Quoting Bill Pechter <pechter_at_bg-tc-ppp1485.monmouth.com>:
> > Let's reopen the uucp mapping project and establish new
> > connectivity!
> I'll participate if I can do it without long-distance phone calls. I
> believe someone said that it can be tunneled through IP.

At least comp.mail.maps still exists. I just looked, and it appears to be
empty, but we could pring it back. Might be fun. I don't know who is within
calling distance of Scranton, PA or Wilkes-Barre, PA, but I could have UUCP
running both here at work and from my home in just a couple of hours I am
sure. It's been a long time, but I doubt I have forgotten most of it.

We could probably start with mostly UUCP over IP by setting the costs
higher for true dial-up links and then maybe move some of it over as
connectivity builds. Remember, at one time all real Email and USENET
News went this way. It was done once and it can be done again. Maybe
even get a paralel USENET running that will be more tightly controlled
and thus less full of junk and more usefull like it used to be. Sometimes
progress means going back!!


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