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5.6.1 Miscellaneous config File Commands

nodename string
hostname string
uuname string

These keywords are equivalent. They specify the UUCP name of the local host. If there is no configuration file, an appropriate system function will be used to get the host name, if possible.

spool string

Specify the spool directory. The default is from `policy.h'. This is where UUCP files are queued. Status files and various sorts of temporary files are also stored in this directory and subdirectories of it.

pubdir string

Specify the public directory. The default is from `policy.h'. When a file is named using a leading ~/, it is taken from or to the public directory. Each system may use a separate public directory by using the pubdir command in the system configuration file; see 5.7.7 Miscellaneous sys File Commands.

lockdir string

Specify the directory to place lock files in. The default is from `policy.h'; see the information in that file. Normally the lock directory should be set correctly in `policy.h', and not changed here. However, changing the lock directory is sometimes useful for testing purposes. This only affects lock files for devices and systems; it does not affect certain internal lock files which are stored in the spool directory (see section 4.4.5 Lock Files in the Spool Directory).

unknown string ...

The string and subsequent arguments are treated as though they appeared in the system file (see section 5.7 The System Configuration File). They are used to apply to any unknown systems that may call in, probably to set file transfer permissions and the like. If the unknown command is not used, unknown systems are not permitted to call in.

strip-login boolean

If the argument is true, then, when uucico is doing its own login prompting with the `-e', `-l', or `-w' switches, it will strip the parity bit when it reads the login name and password. Otherwise all eight bits will be used when checking the strings against the UUCP password file. The default is true, since some other UUCP packages send parity bits with the login name and password, and few systems use eight bit characters in the password file.

strip-proto boolean

If the argument is true, then uucico will strip the parity bit from incoming UUCP protocol commands. Otherwise all eight bits will be used. This only applies to commands which are not encapsulated in a link layer protocol. The default is true, which should always be correct unless your UUCP system names use eight bit characters.

max-uuxqts number

Specify the maximum number of uuxqt processes which may run at the same time. Having several uuxqt processes running at once can significantly slow down a system, but, since uuxqt is automatically started by uucico, it can happen quite easily. The default for max-uuxqts is 0, which means that there is no limit. If HDB configuration files are being read and the code was compiled without HAVE_TAYLOR_CONFIG, then, if the file `Maxuuxqts' in the configuration directory contains a readable number, it will be used as the value for max-uuxqts.

run-uuxqt string or number

Specify when uuxqt should be run by uucico. This may be a positive number, in which case uucico will start a uuxqt process whenever it receives the given number of execution files from the remote system, and, if necessary, at the end of the call. The argument may also be one of the strings `once', `percall', or `never'. The string `once' means that uucico will start uuxqt once at the end of execution. The string `percall' means that uucico will start uuxqt once per call that it makes (this is only different from once when uucico is invoked in a way that causes it to make multiple calls, such as when the `-r1' option is used without the `-s' option). The string `never' means that uucico will never start uuxqt, in which case uuxqt should be periodically run via some other mechanism. The default depends upon which type of configuration files are being used; if HAVE_TAYLOR_CONFIG is used the default is `once', otherwise if HAVE_HDB_CONFIG is used the default is `percall', and otherwise, for HAVE_V2_CONFIG, the default is `10'.

timetable string string

The timetable defines a timetable that may be used in subsequently appearing time strings; see 5.4 Time Strings. The first string names the timetable entry; the second is a time string.

The following timetable commands are predefined. The NonPeak timetable is included for compatibility. It originally described the offpeak hours of Tymnet and Telenet, but both have since changed their schedules.

 
timetable Evening Wk1705-0755,Sa,Su
timetable Night Wk2305-0755,Sa,Su2305-1655
timetable NonPeak Wk1805-0655,Sa,Su

If this command does not appear, then, obviously, no additional timetables will be defined.

v2-files boolean

If the code was compiled to be able to read V2 configuration files, a false argument to this command will prevent them from being read. This can be useful while testing. The default is true.

hdb-files boolean

If the code was compiled to be able to read HDB configuration files, a false argument to this command will prevent them from being read. This can be useful while testing. The default is true.


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