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UUCP Protocol Sources
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     "Unix-to-Unix Copy Program," said PDP-1.  "You will never find a
     more wretched hive of bugs and flamers.  We must be cautious."
                                                              --DECWars

I took a lot of the information from Jamie E. Hanrahan's paper in the
Fall 1990 DECUS Symposium, and from `Managing UUCP and Usenet' by Tim
O'Reilly and Grace Todino (with contributions by several other people).
The latter includes most of the former, and is published by
     O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
     103 Morris Street, Suite A
     Sebastopol, CA 95472
It is currently in its tenth edition.  The ISBN number is
`0-937175-93-5'.

Some information is originally due to a Usenet article by Chuck Wegrzyn.
The information on execution files comes partially from Peter Honeyman.
The information on the `g' protocol comes partially from a paper by
G.L. Chesson of Bell Laboratories, partially from Jamie E. Hanrahan's
paper, and partially from source code by John Gilmore.  The information
on the `f' protocol comes from the source code by Piet Berteema.  The
information on the `t' protocol comes from the source code by Rick
Adams.  The information on the `e' protocol comes from a Usenet article
by Matthias Urlichs.  The information on the `d' protocol comes from
Jonathan Clark, who also supplied information about QFT.  The UUPlus
information comes straight from Christopher J. Ambler, of UUPlus
Development; it applies to version 1.52 and up of the shareware version
of UUPlus Utilities, called FSUUCP 1.52, but referred to in this
article as UUPlus.

Although there are few books about UUCP, there are many about networks
and protocols in general.  I recommend two non-technical books which
describe the sorts of things that are available on the network: `The
Whole Internet', by Ed Krol, and `Zen and the Art of the Internet', by
Brendan P. Kehoe.  Good technical discussions of networking issues can
be found in `Internetworking with TCP/IP', by Douglas E. Comer and
David L. Stevens and in `Design and Validation of Computer Protocols'
by Gerard J. Holzmann.

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