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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       Poll  -  Contains information specifying when the UNIX-toUNIX
 Copy Program (UUCP)  should  poll  designated  remote

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]


DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The   /usr/lib/uucp/Poll  file  contains  information  for
       polling remote computers. Each entry in the Poll file contains
 the name of a remote computer to call, followed by a
       <TAB>  character,  and  a  sequence  of  hourly  intervals
       expressed  in  digits.  These  are the hourly intervals at
       which the local system polls a  remote  system;  you  must
       specify  interval  times  as  digits between 0 and 23. The
       format of entries in the Poll file is: sys-name<TAB>hour

       Note that you must be logged in as root to edit  the  Poll
       file, which is owned by the uucp login ID.

       The  Poll  file  is  used with the crontabs/uucp file, the
       uudemon.hour  script,   and   the   uudemon.poll   script.
       Together, these files are responsible for initiating automatic
 calls to remote systems to perform  certain  maintenance

EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]

       The  following  example provides polling of computer eagle
       every 4 hours: eagle     0 4 8 12 16 20 The follwing example
 provides polling of computer hera every hour: hera 0 1
       2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

       Contains all the configuration files for  UUCP,  including
       the  Devices  file.   Describes accessible remote systems.
       Initiates file transport calls to remote  systems.   Polls
       remote  systems  listed  in  /usr/lib/uucp/Poll file.  The
       uucp file that contains instructions for the cron  daemon.


       Commands: crontab(1)

       Daemons: cron(8) delim off

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