uucp for sneakernet (was Re: Emulating the School...]
adrian at squid-cache.org
Wed Mar 5 01:56:51 EST 2008
On Tue, Mar 04, 2008, david at lang.hm wrote:
> I've used UUCP over TCP/IP as a mail path for systems that only had
> intermittent network connectivity and it worked very well. if the system
> can detect when it does have connectivity and connect up to a server every
> few min while it retains it, it will do a good job of getting the messages
> through. you don't need to drop down to dialup to make it work, and using
> uucp avoids reinventing the wheel, intermittent connectivity is what it
> was designed for, and it doesn't really matter if that connectivity is
> serial or TCP/IP.
Did anyone ever publicly extend UUCP to handle "multicast" messages over
broadcast media, like satellite?
I did something similar years ago for usenet (as did a lot of other folk)
and I'm sure being able to broadcast objects across satellite would be
very very useful for the project.
I've got plenty of IP/services over Satellite experience here, so I'm happy
to help however i can. Its just been a while since I had access to the end
node hardware, and stuff has changed quite a bit in the 10 years since I
touched it. :)
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