Access to the RetroNET Netork is
through an SSH gateway. Simply ssh to the host
retronet.net, using the username
$ ssh email@example.com
No password is necessary. From there, a simple menu
system will guide you to log on to
The 3B2/400 system includes a standard System V Release 3
Mailing from UUCP to the Internet
Mailing from UUCP to SMTP is a little tricky due to the
nature of the beast. All mail has to pass through
the UUCP to SMTP gateway, and all addresses must be in a format
that System V Release 3 UUCP understands. The format for outbound
E-mail addresses is:
So, for example, if you wanted to send an E-mail to
you would have to use the address
from inside the UUCP network.
Mailing from the Internet to UUCP
This is much easier. Our gateway handles everything automatically.
You simply need to send E-mail to
example, if you wanted to E-mail me (
sjm) on the host
you would E-mail
The RetroNET Network has a small Net News feed that is completely local to the network. We use BNews and UUCP for distribution.
Two news readers,
nn are installed.
Probably the easier of the two to use is
The local Net News heirarchy is named
for historical reasons.
The easiest way to get started is to create a file named
.newsrc in your home directory, with the following contents:
retronet.test: retronet.announce: retronet.misc:
trn to start
reading Net News.