Poll - Contains information specifying when the UNIX-toUNIX
Copy Program (UUCP) should poll designated remote
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
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
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.
Daemons: cron(8) delim off
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