Testing the UUCP connection
To test your UUCP connection:
If you are configuring an outbound UUCP connection,
cu must function in order for UUCP
to work. Follow the instructions for configuring
and testing the modem in
If you are using a Hayes or compatible modem,
make sure the volume on the modem is at an
appropriate level. You must be able to hear the
modem to carry out this test successfully.
Ensure that the Systems file has an entry for
the system you intend to call, and that the Devices file
has a matching entry for ttynn.
Start the uutry program by entering:
/usr/lib/uucp/uutry -r -x9 sitename
The output from this test can be found in
If you need to call your provider for assistance,
it is a good idea to save this output.
``How a UUCP transmission proceeds''
for a discussion of the output from uutry.
Listen carefully to the modem.
You should hear each digit as the number is dialed,
then hear a high-pitched signal when the other modem connects,
followed by silence.
The dialer automatically disconnects any call that it cannot complete.
To break out of the shell created by uutry, press <Del>
This returns control to the terminal while uucico continues
to run, sending the output to a file in /tmp with the
name of the system called.
If the signal is not present, make certain:
the modem is connected to the telephone jack
the jack is connected to the phone system
the correct phone number is in the Systems file
If you do not hear the modem dial, make certain:
the volume switch is up
the modem is connected to the correct serial line and that
the cable connection is tight
the correct tty line is in the Devices file
the modem's power is on
there are no LCK.. files in /usr/spool/uucp
Changing the system name
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003