Here is what is going on here:
| wormhole |----(UUCP)-----| luminet1 |
/ \ |
/ \ |
/ \ |
(AX25) (UUCP) (SMTP)
/ \ |
/ \ |
*AX25 NET* *UUCP NET* *INTERNET*
That should be pretty easy to understand but just in case here is a key:
| computer | (protocal) *network*
luminet1 is a Sparc20 running Solaris (not sure what version exactly).
wormhole is a 386/33 running Linux Slackware 3.1 (kernel version 2.0.0).
Both are using sendmail (versions unknown... fairly new) for mail
I plan on making all the UUCP hosts have valid DNS entries (this could
be acomplished using MX records in the DNS databases right?). That way
the UUCP network and the Internet could appear as one. I plan on doing
this by having as many of the UUCP sites use uucp-dom as their mailer
type and those that don't I'll have a mailer-table entry to use
uucp-old. And the uucp-old machines can sendmail to
knows what to do with it. In addition I could allow from the internet
don't have a valid DNS entry yet they could still receive mail. This
means that if my machine doesn't have an entry for an address in this
let luminet1 send it off as a smtp message accross the internet
otherwise it should send it off across the uucp network. That should be
a great way to handle that right? Any suggestions on how to improve
that? Lastly how would I go about allowing messages send to
to be properlly re-written and sent off?
Now the tricky part is adding the packet-radio network (which is more
important than the uucp network right now). My understanding of
packet-radio is that it has it's own mail protocals and the format of
similair). Now I looked at one such gateway and he had it set up to
have a callsign for any user on the internet that wanted to recieve mail
from the packet-radio network. They had a user like
Is this because packet-radio mail will croke with callsigns that are
longer than a certain limit and don't like anything except standard
chars and nums? Or is just because of the legal restrictions? If it's
because of the legal restrictions could I implement something like
valid place to send without breaking laws (done either by looking up
it's location with whois or somethin or using a file containing
'trusted' machines). From the internet side I'm sure I can do something
packet radio network from the internet. Again is this a good method to
do this? Any suggestions? And again how would I rewrite the headers to
other way if it's possible. And if I need to use the callsign mapping
to a user on an internet machine that's a standard feature of sendmail
right? virtuser or mabe I just create a valid e-mail address and use
the procmail .forward file ability?
Lastly is there a mail handler for the packet-radio network available
for linux. If so what is it and where can I find it? If not what is
the name of the protocal used and where can I find some information on
it so that I can write up a mail handler myself.
Or am I just being a fool and should I just allow access into the
machine via packet-radio but have the mail really only on the internet?
So you can login to it like a packet-radio bbs but when you send mail
it's to the internet and the internet can send to you but no real mail
Sorry if any of the newsgroups I posted to are not suited for this
message and sorry for the poor layout and formating of this letter.
Also please respond via e-mail in addition to the newsgroup as I don't
have time to search through the newgroups.