Is there something goofy about the way Taylor UUCP is set up in SLS 1.03,
or is it just me?
I'm having some difficulties with uucp/uucico that I've never seen before.
I've got an old SCO Xenix system that I've been running for a few years,
with no problem connecting it to other Unix systems via uucp.
Now I'm trying to connect the Xenix box to a Linux box (SLS 1.03) over a
I've got them to the point where I can cu from one to the other; that was
straightforward as usual. But I'm not getting very far with getting uucp
Here is a sample chat script from my Xenix box (mikejag), trying to call
the Linux box (michele):
^M^J^M^M^JSoftlanding Software (604) 360-0188, gentle touch downs from DOS bailouts.^M^JWelcome to Linux SLS 1.03. Type "menu" for a menu driven interface^M^J^M^Jmichele cua0 login:got it
omsg "Smikejag -Q0 -x9"
imsg >g^M^M^JSoftlanding Software (604) 360-0188, gentle touch downs from DOS bailouts.^M^JWelcome to Linux SLS 1.03. Type "menu" for a menu driven interface^M^J^M^Jmichele cua0 login: LOGIN FAILED - failed
exit code 101
Conversation Complete: Status FAILED
As you can see, michele tells mike who she is, and just after mike announces
who HE is, michele fires a login back at him. Weird, no?
According to all the manuals and books I read about uucico, after mikejag
sends the "Smikejag -Q0 -x9" , michelle is supposed to send back a status
message, like: ROK (okay status) , or RLOGIN (wrong login name) or
RYou are unknown to me. Clearly, uucico on michelle is * before it
sends that message back.
I've been fighting with this all day, reading all my manuals, reading the
Taylor documentation, the UUCP-HOWTO (I even got rid of my blank lines in my
Permissions file), my handy-dandy O'Reilly UUCP handbook, and I've been
making various offerings to the unhappy gods of communications devices. All
to no avail.
I've gone through all the files and required file permissions (permissions
on files like Systems, Permissions, etc) as suggested by the O'Reilly book.
Help? Please email me; I'm sure I'm just missing something silly in my
setup. If there's any interest, I will post the solution.
John A Green PROGRESS programmer at large