[techtalk] UUCP, was: POP mail

Emily Cartier cartieel at flyernet.udayton.edu
Mon Dec 20 03:38:27 EST 1999

On Thu, 16 Dec 1999 18:12:44 +0000
Telsa Gwynne <hobbit at aloss.ukuu.org.uk> wrote:
> Did you know that you can IRC (ircii) and browse the web (lynx) over
> a 9600 baud link with 55% packet loss? :) Email would come through,
> too, but we used to use UUCP for some other stuff and for a small 
> local news hierarchy.

ircii is pretty darn cool. mIRC makes IRC at 9600 baud pretty painful (I
speaketh from experience) but I imagine ircii would be a lot faster. I
really wouldn't want to do 9600 dialup and then have to telnet to a
machine that had ircii running tho. The telnet thing was quite painful
enough at 14400.

Emily (do I sound like an irc geek? probably. I suppose I shouldn't
mention that I had to sneak a copy of ircii onto a Solaris account and
compile it just to get it running)

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