Nfxmit and nfrcv implement networking of notesfiles. The nfxmit program packages eligible new articles and sends them to a remote system.
Nfrcv is the receiving end of this team.
Nfxmit sends the specified notesfiles to the site specified with the -d option. The -r option specifies that a request should be queued
for the remote site to transmit updates from its copies of the notesfiles sent. The -r option is used only if the other site does not
automatically queue updates of the notesfile.
Specify -a to have articles which originated in news(1) sent. News(1)-originated articles will usually reach each system via the news pro-
The -i option indicates that nfxmit is to send articles to the destination that it normally would not send. These articles are those that
were written there or were received at the local site from that particular site. The -i option is separate from the timestamp functions.
Articles are first selected on the basis of the time received and criteria for having passed through news or the destination system are
A timestamp of the last transmission of each notesfile to each system is maintained. This is used for determining the notes to send. If a
different timestamp is desired, use the -t option. The supplied timestamp is used for this transfer and the stored timestamp is updated.
Specify -f myfile on the command line to have nfxmit read myfile for a list of notesfiles to be sent. This is useful if the number of
notesfiles is too numerous to list on a single command line. The shell meta-characters *, ?, [, and ] are recognized in both the topic
parameter and the entries in myfile.
Nfxmit uses uux(I) to invoke nfrcv on the remote system in order to process the incoming notes. Non-uucp connections are supported and
specified in the file /usr/spool/notes/.utilities/net.how
/usr/spool/notes/.utilities/net.how specifies connection methods between systems
/usr/spool/notes/.utilities/net.alias directory containing mapping of local and remote notesfile names
/usr/spool/notes/.sequencer/Sy:sysname Seqeuncing timestamps for sysname.
Ray Essick (uiucdcs!essick, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rob Kolstad (kolstad@convex.UUCP)
CONVEX Computer Corporation
University of Illinois NFXMIT(8)
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