Managing Serial Networks Using UUCP and PPP in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: July 2014

Starting UUCP

    UUCP includes four shell scripts that poll remote machines, reschedule transmissions, and clean up old log files and unsuccessful transmissions. The scripts are as follows:

  • uudemon.poll

  • uudemon.hour

  • uudemon.admin

  • uudemon.cleanup

These shell scripts should execute regularly to ensure that UUCP runs smoothly. The crontab file to run the scripts is automatically created in /usr/lib/uucp/uudemon.crontab as part of the Oracle Solaris installation process, if you select the full installation. Otherwise, the file is created when you install the UUCP package.

You can also run the UUCP shell scripts manually. The following is the prototype uudemon.crontab file that you can tailor for a particular machine:

#ident  "@(#)uudemon.crontab    1.5     97/12/09 SMI"
# This crontab is provided as a sample. For systems
# running UUCP edit the time schedule to suit, uncomment 
# the following lines, and use crontab(1) to activate the
# new schedule.
#48 8,12,16 * * * /usr/lib/uucp/uudemon.admin
#20 3 * * * /usr/lib/uucp/uudemon.cleanup
#0 * * * * /usr/lib/uucp/uudemon.poll
#11,41 * * * * /usr/lib/uucp/uudemon.hour

Note -  By default, UUCP operations are disabled. To enable UUCP, edit the time schedule and uncomment the appropriate lines in the uudemon.crontab file.