Introducing the UUCP/Usenet Project

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at
Tue Mar 21 17:47:39 CDT 2017

From: cctalk [cctalk-bounces at] on behalf of Seth Morabito via cctalk [cctalk at]
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:44 PM
To: Warren Toomey via cctalk
Subject: Re: Introducing the UUCP/Usenet Project

* On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 10:33:36AM +1000, Warren Toomey via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
> Hi all, as part of the upcoming 50th anniversary of Unix in mid-2019,
> a bunch of people are working to rebuild the mid-1980s uucp/Usenet
> network using (real/simulated) period-accurate systems. To make things
> easier, we are simulating the dialup lines too.

This is an absolutely wonderful idea.

I would very much like to get one of my 3B2s up and running on this new
UUCP network. I still have a mostly fallow land line that I can use.
When I have some time in the next week or two, I'll try to get things
ready under SVR3 UNIX.

Seth Morabito
web at

My introduction to UUCPNet, emai and USENET News was on a couple of 3B2's.
Great machines.  I used to have two of them at home but they died over a decade ago.
Somewhere arounf  here I still have my xerox of the WE3200 architecture manual.  I
loved that CPU.


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