And we’re off…

As of about 2100 BST last night, we have officially launched ourselves as UUHEC.NET.

Here’s a copy of the announcement on the HECnet mailing list that kicked the whole thing off:


From: Sampsa Laine 
To: hecnet
Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2010 20:52:10 +0100
Subject: Announcement: We've rolled out a retro UUCP network, UUHEC.net


Whilst not strictly HECnet related, I figured as this audience is likely to be full of people who enjoy tinkering with various bits of retro tech stuff and so I thought I'd let you know that we've rolled out a small UUCP "network" between myself, Steve and Fred. It runs over TCP links between our sites, mainly running Taylor UUCP, however one of my hosts runs a 1992 bit of BBS software called Waffle 1.65. Let me know if anyone wants to join in, it's a giggle, really*. I'll even route real internet mail for interested parties** - we have registered the UUHEC.net domain for this purpose. Sampsa * Seriously, check out the crazy Waffle BBS software by logging into CHIMPY as the user B4BBS and then log on as WAFFLE at B4BBS. It's default messages keep cracking me up, random Zippy the Pinhead quotes all over the place. ** Within reason.

3 thoughts on “And we’re off…

  1. mrgate, in Hollis, NH (USA) is now online. It is one of the primary hubs connected to the backbone.

    -Steve

  2. b4gate and b4bbs, both in London, England are also up.

    b4gate is the EU (or EMEA) hub, b4bbs is a leaf node running an old school DOS UUCP package.

  3. thrifty in Sandusky, Ohio (USA) is operational as well. It is also a primary hub for the midwest/western area of the United States.

    Fred

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