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Poll(4) 						     Kernel Interfaces Manual							   Poll(4)

Poll - Contains information specifying when the UNIX-to-UNIX Copy Program (UUCP) should poll designated remote computers SYNOPSIS
/usr/lib/uucp/Poll DESCRIPTION
The /usr/lib/uucp/Poll file contains information for polling remote computers. Each entry in the Poll file contains the name of a remote computer to call, followed by a <TAB> character, and a sequence of hourly intervals expressed in digits. These are the hourly intervals at which the local system polls a remote system; you must specify interval times as digits between 0 and 23. The format of entries in the Poll file is: sys-name<TAB>hour Note that you must be logged in as root to edit the Poll file, which is owned by the uucp login ID. The Poll file is used with the crontabs/uucp file, the uudemon.hour script, and the uudemon.poll script. Together, these files are respon- sible for initiating automatic calls to remote systems to perform certain maintenance tasks. EXAMPLES
The following example provides polling of computer eagle every 4 hours: eagle 0 4 8 12 16 20 The follwing example provides polling of computer hera every hour: hera 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 FILES
Contains all the configuration files for UUCP, including the Devices file. Describes accessible remote systems. Initiates file transport calls to remote systems. Polls remote systems listed in /usr/lib/uucp/Poll file. The uucp file that contains instructions for the cron daemon. RELATED INFORMATION
Commands: crontab(1) Daemons: cron(8) delim off Poll(4)

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uudemon(4)						     Kernel Interfaces Manual							uudemon(4)

uudemon.admin, uudemon.cleanu, uudemon.hour, uudemon.poll - Administrative shell scripts for polling remote systems, cleaning up spool directories, reporting status to the system administrator, and routine invocations of the uuxqt and uusched daemons SYNOPSIS
These shell scripts reside in the following directory: /usr/lib/uucp DESCRIPTION
All the scripts can be run from the command line or can be run automatically by the cron daemon. To automatically run the scripts, remove the comment character (#) from the beginning of the relevant line in the /var/spool/cron/crontabs/uucp file. This script reports status to the system administrator. It issues the uustat command to find out the status of uucp jobs. It mails the results to the uucp login ID. The script may be modified to send mail to any login ID such as the uucp administrative login ID (uucpa) or root. This script cleans up the /var/spool/uucp and /var/spool/uucppublic directories by running the uucleanup command. The uucleanup com- mand is run with the following parameters: -C7, -D7, X2, -o2, -W1. This script runs the uusched and uuxqt daemons in the background. This script polls the systems listed in the /usr/lib/uucp/Poll file. The uudemon.poll script should be scheduled before the uudemon.hour script. This allows uudemon.poll to create any command files before cron runs the uudemon.hour script. FILES
Contains the uudemon.admin, uudemon.cleanu, uudemon.hour and uudemon.poll files. Contains the uucp file. RELATED INFORMATION
Commands: cron(8), uucleanup(8), uusched(8), uuxqt(1) Files: /usr/lib/uucp delim off uudemon(4)
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