I recommend you start by installing the attached known-good config. files included in the document.
Put these file in their "standard" location:
/etc/uucp on recent
linux distributions or
/usr/lib/uucp on older ones.
Then make sure that the
permissions of the files are
(guylhem@barberouge:uucp)$ ls -l total 11 -rw-r--r-- 1 uucp uucp 501 Jan 23 11:33 Poll -rw-r----- 1 uucp uucp 589 Jan 23 11:34 call -rw-r----- 1 uucp uucp 1184 Jan 23 12:06 config -rw-r----- 1 uucp uucp 476 Jan 23 12:31 crontab -rw-r----- 1 uucp uucp 1256 Jan 23 11:47 dial -rw-r----- 1 uucp uucp 486 Jan 23 11:48 passwd -rw-r----- 1 uucp uucp 810 Jan 23 11:55 port -rw-r--r-- 1 uucp uucp 1690 Jan 23 12:04 sys (guylhem@barberouge:uucp)$
To change file owner, as root, type:
(root@barberouge:uucp)$ chown uucp.uucp *
Then you must change file permissions; as root once again, type:
(root@barberouge:uucp)# chmod 640 * (root@barberouge:uucp)# chmod +r Poll sys
This file is used to set polling timetables for any system.
schedule polux 01 poll polux 01
My machine calls polux at 01:00, that's all!
You can add more line if you must call many other machines, but don't forget to put the 2 lines (schedule & poll) for each.
It contains your login/password for each system you poll:
polux uudan password
My machine uses "uudan" login & "password" password :-) when it polls "polux".
As for Poll, adapt this to your situation.
nodename barberouge # The UUCP name of this system spool /var/spool/uucp # The UUCP spool directory pubdir /var/spool/uucppublic # The UUCP public directory logfile /var/log/uucp/log # The UUCP log file statfile /var/log/uucp/stats # The UUCP statistics file debugfile /var/log/uucp/debug # The UUCP debugging file #sysfile /etc/uucp/sys # Default "sys" #portfile /etc/uucp/port # Default "port" #dialfile /etc/uucp/dial # Default "dial" #dialcodefile /etc/uucp/dialcode # Default "dialcode" #callfile /etc/uucp/call # Default "call" #passwdfile /etc/uucp/passwd # Default "passwd" # No commands may be executed by unknowns (empty list of permitted commands) # Upload is authorized in /var/spool/uucp unknown commands unknown pubdir /var/spool/uucp unknown remote-send ~ !~/upload unknown remote-receive ~/upload
Here just replace "barberouge" by your system name ; run "hostname" if you can't remind it.
# Every day just before morning generate reports. # 0 7 * * * /usr/lib/uucp/uudemon.day root # # Every hour start the uudemon.hr. To actually poll a remote system, # enter its name in /etc/uucp/Poll. You are encouraged to change the "8". # 8 * * * * /usr/lib/uucp/uudemon.hr
Just run "crontab -u uucp /etc/uucp/crontab" to add it to the others crontabs.
# 1) expect nothing (i.e., continue with step 2) # 2) send "ATZ", then a carriage return, then sleep for 1 to 2 seconds. # The \c means to not send a final carriage return. # 3) wait until the modem echoes "OK", then do the same for "ATX4" & "OK" # 4) send "ATDT", then the telephone number (after translating any dialcodes). # 5) wait until the modem echoes "CONNECT" # 6) if we get "BUSY", "NO CARRIER" ... during the chat script we abort dialing # 7) when the call is over, we make sure we hangup the modem dialer hayes chat "" ATZ\r\d\c OK\r \dATX4\r\d\c OK\r ATDT\D CONNECT chat-fail RING chat-fail NO\sCARRIER chat-fail ERROR chat-fail NO\sDIALTONE chat-fail BUSY chat-fail NO\sANSWER chat-fail VOICE complete \d\d+++\d\dATH\r\c abort \d\d+++\d\dATH\r\c # You can also add other dialers: inetd, nullmodem ... #dialer nullmodem #complete \d\dexit\r\c #abort \d\dexit\r\c
Syntax is complicated ... you'd rather not touch anything here but "ATZ" & "ATX4" which are my modem init string.
If you allow uucp dialin, just add system/passwords in this file.
It's *that* simple.
But it's recommended for security reasons to make sure each have a separate account & home directory so you can track things.
# Description for the modem entry # Debianers, make SURE this device is root:dialout, mode 0660 (crw-rw---) port ACU type modem device /dev/ttyS0 dialer hayes speed 57600 # hardflow n # Description for the TCP port - pretty trivial. DON'T DELETE. # Change service number if non standard, cf /etc/services port TCP type tcp #service 540 # Description for the nullmodem entry # (ttyS1 means COM2) port nullmodem type direct device /dev/ttyS1 dialer nullmodem speed 115200
You shouldn't change anything here ... except your modem port.
On recent distributions with mgetty, it's
/dev/ttySN while on older
/dev/cuaN, where N is you serial port:
N starts at 0 & ttyS(N) means COM(N+1), for example, my null-modem is on ttyS1 (COM2) while my modem is on ttyS0 (COM1).
Most of recent modems support hardware flow control, if your doesn't, just uncomment the line "# hardflow n".
# First some defaults. These are for ALL other entries (unless overridden). # protocol gvG protocol-parameter G packet-size 1024 # protocol-parameter G window 7 protocol-parameter G short-packets # # Our remote uucp connection. # system polux call-login * call-password * local-send / local-receive /var/spool/uucppublic remote-send / remote-receive /var/spool/uucppublic time any phone 0111111110 port ACU chat "" \r\c ogin:-BREAK-ogin:-BREAK- \L word: \P #chat "" \d\d\r\c ogin: \d\L word: \P # This is an alternate - it means that if a connection using the above # "system polux" fails it falls through to this entry. # Only useful if your service provider has more then one phone number for UUCP. # #alternate polux-2 #alias polux-2 #phone 0222222220 # Here's another alternate - we poll the system over TCP/IP. # This is useful if we have a PPP connection to our provider. # The first two entries will fail because the modem is busy & we will poll # over TCP/IP. # #alternate polux-tcp #alias polux-tcp #time any #address uucp.polux #port TCP #protocol t # # Last example - a system that we poll over TCP/IP. # #system horizon #call-login * #call-password * #time any #chat "" \d\d\r\c ogin: \d\L word: \P #address uucp.horizon.nl #port TCP #protocol t
Here, you must change "polux" by the name of the system you poll & "0111111110" by its phone number.
"polux-2", "polux-tcp" & "horizon" are just examples of user specific needs ; if the system you poll has more than one line, define it as "itsname-2" ; if you call it by PPP sometimes, just define "itsname-tcp" also.
It's useful when chat script fail (busy ...)
(root@barberouge:uucp)# su uucp (uucp@barberouge:uucp)# /usr/lib/uucp/uuchk Local node name barberouge Spool directory /var/spool/uucp Public directory /var/spool/uucppublic Lock directory /var/lock Log file /var/log/uucp/log Statistics file /var/log/uucp/stats Debug file /var/log/uucp/debug Global debugging level uucico -l will strip login names and passwords uucico will strip UUCP protocol commands Start uuxqt once per uucico invocation System: polux When called using any login name Call out using port ACU The possible ports are: Port name ACU Port type modem Device /dev/ttyS0 Speed 57600 Carrier available Hardware flow control available Dialer hayes Chat script "" ATZ\r\d\c OK\r \dATX4\r\d\c OK\r ATDT\D CONNECT Chat script timeout 60 Chat failure strings RING NO\sCARRIER ERROR NO\sDIALTONE BUSY NO\sANSWER VOICE Chat script incoming bytes stripped to seven bits Wait for dialtone , Pause while dialing , Carrier available Wait 60 seconds for carrier When complete chat script "" \d\d+++\d\dATH\r\c When complete chat script timeout 60 When complete chat script incoming bytes stripped to seven bits When aborting chat script "" \d\d+++\d\dATH\r\c When aborting chat script timeout 60 When aborting chat script incoming bytes stripped to seven bits Phone number 0111111110 Chat script "" \r\c ogin:-BREAK-ogin:-BREAK- \L word: \P Chat script timeout 10 Chat script incoming bytes stripped to seven bits Login name uudan Password your_password_here At any time may call if any work May retry the call up to 26 times May make local requests when calling May make local requests when called May send by local request: / May send by remote request: / May accept by local request: /var/spool/uucppublic May receive by remote request: /var/spool/uucppublic May execute /usr/bin/uucp /usr/bin/rmail /usr/bin/rnews Execution path /bin /usr/bin /usr/local/bin /usr/sbin Will leave 50000 bytes available Public directory is /var/spool/uucppublic Will use protocols gvG For protocol G will use the following parameters packet-size 1024 short-packets
to check if all the informations you've set are correct.
Warning: your mileage may vary ; different distributions use different paths, regardless Linux FSSTD!
If everything is correct, run:
/usr/sbin/uucico -r 1 -x 9 -s remote_system_name
-x 9 will have maximum debugging information written to the
/var/log/uucp/debug file for help in initial setup.
I normally run
-x 4 here since that level logs details that help me
with login problems.
Obviously, this text contains clear informations from your systems file
(account/password) so protect it against world-read.
>From Pierre.Beyssac at emeraude.syseca.fr
Taylor has more logging levels. Use -x all to get the highest level possible.
Also, do a
"tail -f /var/log/uucp/debug" while debugging to watch
things happen on the fly.