System Administration Guide: Network Services

UUCP Administration (Task Map)

The following table provides pointers to the procedures that are covered in this chapter, in addition to a short description of each procedure.

Table 25–1 Task Map for UUCP Administration



For Instructions 

Allow remote machines to have access to your system 

Edit the /etc/passwd file to add entries to identify the machines that are permitted to access your system.

How to Add UUCP Logins

Start UUCP 

Use the supplied shell scripts to start UUCP. 

How to Start UUCP

Enable UUCP to work with TCP/IP 

Edit /etc/inetd.conf and /etc/uucp/Systems files to activate UUCP for TCP/IP.

How to Activate UUCP for TCP/IP

Troubleshoot some common UUCP problems 

Use diagnostic steps to check for faulty modems or ACUs. 

How to Check for Faulty Modems or ACUs


Use diagnostic steps to debug transmissions.  

How to Debug Transmissions