A major part of UUCP setup is the configuration of the files that compose the UUCP database. These files are in the /etc/uucp directory. You need to edit these files to set up UUCP or asppp on your machine. The files include the following:
Name of the remote host
Name of the connecting device associated with the remote host
Time when the host can be reached
The UUCP database consists of the files that are shown in UUCP Database Files. However, basic UUCP configuration involves only the following critical files:
Because asppp uses some of the UUCP databases, you should understand at minimum these critical database files if you plan to configure asppp. After these databases are configured, UUCP administration is fairly straightforward. Typically, you edit the Systems file first, then edit the Devices file. You can usually use the default /etc/uucp/Dialers file, unless you plan to add dialers that are not in the default file. In addition, you might also want to use the following files for basic UUCP and asppp configuration:
Because these files work closely with each other, you should understand all their contents before you make any changes. A change to an entry in one file might require a change to a related entry in another file. The remaining files that are listed in UUCP Database Files are not as critically intertwined.
asppp uses only the files that are described in this section. asppp does not use the other UUCP database files.