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Re: Mail and News with UUCP over TCP/IP

On Mon, 24 Feb 1997, William Chow wrote:

> On Mon, 24 Feb 1997, Stefan Walder wrote:
> > 
> > I want to use my Linux-Box at home to get mail and news. I'm using my Uni-ISP
> > and i want to have several Email-Adresses (my family). And I don't want to use
> > POP, I think uucp is nicer! So I want to use uucp over TCP/IP!
> > Now my questions:
> > 
> >   1.) Can I use the email-address Stefan.Walder%home@wtech.....
> Unless this is some sort of PPP account, that the university has assigned
> to you, no. The address also has to be static, not dynamic if you want to
> get mail reliably. (I do not know of any workarounds, perhaps others know
> of some for dynamic IP). This is covered extensively in the PPP Howto and
> Net Howtos.

The address can by dynamic if you use straight uucp.  (Not sure about
uucp over tcp/ip).   All that is necessary is that your ISP set up a
MX record pointing to his uucp host (the one you'll dial up with your
machine).  As well your ISP has to set up the sendmail.cf file on his
uucp host to use the uucp-dom (preferable, but could use other uucp
mailers too) mailer to forward email to you.

Hope this helps.

Best regards,

Nick Busigin     <Sent from my Debian/GNU Linux Machine>    nick@xwing.org

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