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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for uucico (redhat section 8)

uucico(8)			     System Manager's Manual				uucico(8)

NAME
       uucico - UUCP file transfer daemon

SYNOPSIS
       uucico [ options ]

DESCRIPTION
       The  uucico daemon processes file transfer requests queued by uucp (1) and uux (1).  It is
       started when uucp or uux is run (unless they are given the -r option).  It is  also  typi-
       cally started periodically using entries in the crontab table(s).

       When  invoked  with  -r1, --master, -s, --system, or -S, the daemon will place a call to a
       remote system, running in master mode.  Otherwise the daemon will  start  in  slave  mode,
       accepting  a call from a remote system.	Typically a special login name will be set up for
       UUCP which automatically invokes uucico when a call is made.

       When uucico terminates, it invokes the uuxqt (8) daemon, unless the -q or --nouuxqt option
       is  given;  uuxqt  (8) executes any work orders created by uux (1) on a remote system, and
       any work orders created locally which have received remote files for which they were wait-
       ing.

       If  a  call  fails, uucico will normally refuse to retry the call until a certain (config-
       urable) amount of time has passed.  This may be	overriden  by  the  -f,  --force,  or  -S
       option.

       The  -l,  --prompt,  -e,  or --loop options may be used to force uucico to produce its own
       prompts of "login: " and "Password:".  When another daemon calls in,  it  will  see  these
       prompts and log in as usual.  The login name and password will normally be checked against
       a separate list kept specially for uucico rather than the /etc/passwd file; it is possible
       on  some  systems to direct uucico to use the /etc/passwd file.	The -l or --prompt option
       will prompt once and then exit; in this mode the UUCP administrator or the  superuser  may
       use  the  -u or --login option to force a login name, in which case uucico will not prompt
       for one.  The -e or --loop option will prompt again after the first session  is	over;  in
       this mode uucico will permanently control a port.

       If uucico receives a SIGQUIT, SIGTERM or SIGPIPE signal, it will cleanly abort any current
       conversation with a remote system and exit.  If it receives a SIGHUP signal it will  abort
       any  current  conversation,  but  will  continue to place calls to (if invoked with -r1 or
       --master) and accept calls from (if invoked with -e  or	--loop)  other	systems.   If  it
       receives  a  SIGINT  signal it will finish the current conversation, but will not place or
       accept any more calls.

OPTIONS
       The following options may be given to uucico.

       -r1, --master
	    Start in master mode (call out to a system); implied by -s, --system, or -S.   If  no
	    system is specified, call any system for which work is waiting to be done.

       -r0, --slave
	    Start in slave mode.  This is the default.

       -s system, --system system
	    Call the named system.

       -S system
	    Call  the  named system, ignoring any required wait.  This is equivalent to -s system
	    -f.

       -f, --force
	    Ignore any required wait for any systems to be called.

       -l, --prompt
	    Prompt for login name and password using "login:  "  and  "Password:".   This  allows
	    uucico  to	be  easily  run  from inetd (8).  The login name and password are checked
	    against the UUCP password  file,  which  probably  has  no	connection  to	the  file
	    /etc/passwd.   The	--login  option may be used to force a login name, in which cause
	    uucico will only prompt for a password.

       -p port, --port port
	    Specify a port to call out on or to listen to.

       -e, --loop
	    Enter endless loop of login/password prompts and slave mode  daemon  execution.   The
	    program will not stop by itself; you must use kill (1) to shut it down.

       -w, --wait
	    After calling out (to a particular system when -s, --system, or -S is specifed, or to
	    all systems which have work when just -r1 or --master is specifed), begin an  endless
	    loop as with --loop.

       -q, --nouuxqt
	    Do not start the uuxqt (8) daemon when finished.

       -c, --quiet
	    If no calls are permitted at this time, then don't make the call, but also do not put
	    an error message in the log file and do not update the system status (as reported  by
	    uustat (1)).  This can be convenient for automated polling scripts, which may want to
	    simply attempt to call every system rather than worry about which particular  systems
	    may  be called at the moment.  This option also suppresses the log message indicating
	    that there is no work to be done.

       -C, --ifwork
	    Only call the system named by -s, --system or -S if there is work for that system.

       -D, --nodetach
	    Do not detach from the controlling terminal.  Normally uucico detaches from the  ter-
	    minal  before each call out to another system and before invoking uuxqt.  This option
	    prevents this.

       -u name, --login name
	    Set the login name to use instead of that of the invoking user.  This option may only
	    be used by the UUCP administrator or the superuser.  If used with --prompt, this will
	    cause uucico to prompt only for the password, not the login name.

       -z, --try-next
	    If a call fails after the remote system is reached, try  the  next	alternate  rather
	    than simply exiting.

       -i type, --stdin type
	    Set the type of port to use when using standard input.  The only support port type is
	    TLI, and this is only available on machines which support the TLI  networking  inter-
	    face.  Specifying -iTLI causes uucico to use TLI calls to perform I/O.

       -x type, -X type, --debug type
	    Turn  on  particular  debugging types.  The following types are recognized: abnormal,
	    chat, handshake, uucp-proto, proto, port, config, spooldir, execute, incoming, outgo-
	    ing.

	    Multiple  types  may be given, separated by commas, and the --debug option may appear
	    multiple times.  A number may also be given, which will turn on that many types  from
	    the foregoing list; for example, --debug 2 is equivalent to --debug abnormal,chat.

	    The   debugging   output   is   sent   to	the   debugging   file,  usually  one  of
	    /var/log/uucp/Debug, /usr/spool/uucp/DEBUG, or /var/spool/uucp/.Admin/audit.local.

       -I file, --config file
	    Set configuration file to use.  This option may not be available, depending upon  how
	    uucico was compiled.

       -v, --version
	    Report version information and exit.

       --help
	    Print a help message and exit.

FILES
       The  file  names may be changed at compilation time or by the configuration file, so these
       are only approximations.

       /etc/uucp/config - Configuration file
       /etc/uucp/oldconfig/ - Alternative configuration (HDB or V2 format)
       /etc/uucp/passwd - Default UUCP password file.
       /var/spool/uucp - UUCP spool directory.
       /var/log/uucp/Log - UUCP log file.
       /var/spool/uucppublic - Default UUCP public directory.
       /var/log/uucp/Debug - Debugging file.

SEE ALSO
       kill(1), uucp(1), uux(1), uustat(1), uuxqt(8)

AUTHOR
       Ian Lance Taylor <ian@airs.com>

					 Taylor UUCP 1.06				uucico(8)


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