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Re: List of bugs that *must* be fixed before freezing Hamm

On Sun, 08 Mar 1998 21:43:20 +0000 Mark Baker wrote:
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> On Sun, Mar 08, 1998 at 03:36:25PM -0600, Nathan E Norman wrote:
> > I'm all for exim as the default mailer, though I seem to recall this
> > conversation before.  Wasn't the issue something to do with UUCP? 
> Exim doesn't support UUCP very well. It can handle UUCP, or any other
> mechanism you can dream up, as a transport, but doesn't grok bang addresses,
> which many UUCP sites still use.

That's true. But most sites which use UUCP 
use Internet-addresses over UUCP, so this isn't the problem:
> I don't see this as being a problem. Only a tiny minority of people use
> UUCP, and there's nothing stopping them using smail---
Heyh! UUCP is the ideal transport system in countries with high to exorbitant
telephone taxes (e.g. most of the Europe).

I'm using exim with UUCP and it works very flawlessly.
[History: I wasn't able to 
compile smail on a libc6 system and finally gave up and switched to exim.  
With exim I had to switch to dbm databases, since it overwise would 
sigsev in the .db routines, but I heard that this is solved in the meantime.

For those who are interested, this is my UUCP config:
#  Transports:
  driver = pipe;
  command = "uux - -a$sender_address -r $host\!rmail ($local_part@$domain)",
  path = "/usr/bin:/bin",


# Routers
  driver = domainlist,
  transport = uucp_pipe;
  route_list = "* YOURUUCPNEIGHBOR byname"

I had to search this info on the exim Mailing lists, since it wasn't
documented in the exim main page when I configured exim (is it now?).
An exim-UUCP-Howto is IMO badly 

David Frey (B98D36A9) = 51F35923114FC864 7D05FF173C61EFDE
Those who do not understand Unix are condemned to reinvent it, poorly.
  -- Henry Spencer

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