[rescue] interesting things to do with a modem

Ian McLaughlin ian at platinum.net
Fri May 23 11:34:50 CDT 2014

UUCP! Those were the days.  Your post just brought back a memory of debugging
a UUCP session with a new peer.  The problem ended up being the remote machine
couldn't handle our 8-character machine name - it wanted 7 characters or less.
Seems like a lifetime ago (Oh wait, since then I've had kids and grandkids, so
I guess that's 2 lifetimes ago)

I seem to recall some discussion on the HECnet list about a UUCP variant
(UUhecnet?) - not sure if it's still running.


On May 23, 2014, at 9:28 AM, John Floren <john at jfloren.net> wrote:

> For the first time in a while, I've found myself in possession of both
> a modem and a landline phone. Of course I already have fast Internet
> access, but I'm wondering if there are any interesting things you can
> still dial in to? Any BBSes still active with a phone line? UUCP
> networks for netnews?
> john
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