What is UUCP ?
Why use UUCP instead of a dialup SLIP line, using POP for email and NNTP for news ?
- batched transfer of things like news, mail, files and (if allowed) arbitrary commands
- Used in the days before TCP/IP to communicate between machines.
- You get your own site name (eg. bing.apana.org.au in my case).
- It lends itself more to automation than a dialup SLIP line (well...) - just insert a crontab entry and you can poll regularly.
- Less security hassles than with a SLIP connection.