''' $Id: uucico.8,v 1.18 1995/06/26 22:36:09 ian Rel $
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When invoked with -r1, --master, -s, --system, or -S, the daemon will place a call to a remote system, running in master mode. Otherwise the daemon will start in slave mode, accepting a call from a remote system. Typically a special login name will be set up for UUCP which automatically invokes uucico when a call is made.
When uucico terminates, it invokes the uuxqt (8) daemon, unless the -q or --nouuxqt option is given; uuxqt (8) executes any work orders created by uux (1) on a remote system, and any work orders created locally which have received remote files for which they were waiting.
If a call fails, uucico will normally refuse to retry the call until a certain (configurable) amount of time has passed. This may be overriden by the -f, --force, or -S option.
The -l, --prompt, -e, or --loop options may be used to force uucico to produce its own prompts of "login: " and "Password:". When another daemon calls in, it will see these prompts and log in as usual. The login name and password will normally be checked against a separate list kept specially for uucico rather than the /etc/passwd file; it is possible on some systems to direct uucico to use the /etc/passwd file. The -l or --prompt option will prompt once and then exit; in this mode the UUCP administrator or the superuser may use the -u or --login option to force a login name, in which case uucico will not prompt for one. The -e or --loop option will prompt again after the first session is over; in this mode uucico will permanently control a port.
If uucico receives a SIGQUIT, SIGTERM or SIGPIPE signal, it will cleanly abort any current conversation with a remote system and exit. If it receives a SIGHUP signal it will abort any current conversation, but will continue to place calls to (if invoked with -r1 or --master) and accept calls from (if invoked with -e or --loop) other systems. If it receives a SIGINT signal it will finish the current conversation, but will not place or accept any more calls.
Multiple types may be given, separated by commas, and the --debug option may appear multiple times. A number may also be given, which will turn on that many types from the foregoing list; for example, --debug 2 is equivalent to --debug abnormal,chat.
The debugging output is sent to the debugging file, usually one of /usr/spool/uucp/Debug, /usr/spool/uucp/DEBUG, or /usr/spool/uucp/.Admin/audit.local.
/usr/lib/uucp/config - Configuration file.
/usr/lib/uucp/passwd - Default UUCP password file.
/usr/spool/uucp - UUCP spool directory.
/usr/spool/uucp/Log - UUCP log file.
/usr/spool/uucppublic - Default UUCP public directory.
/usr/spool/uucp/Debug - Debugging file.
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