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Status(4)							    Status(4)



NAME

  Status, .Status - Contains information about the status of the uucp program
  contacts with	remote systems

SYNOPSIS

  /usr/spool/uucp/.Status

DESCRIPTION

  The /usr/spool/uucp/.Status directory	contains information about the status
  of the uucp program contacts with remote systems.

  For each remote system contacted, the	uucp program creates a file in the
  .Status directory called SystemName, where the SystemName file is named for
  the remote system being contacted.  In the .Status/SystemName	file, the
  uucp program stores the following information:

    +  Time of the last	call in	seconds

    +  Status of the last call

    +  Number of retries

    +  Retry time, in seconds, of the next call

  The times given in the .Status/SystemName file are expressed as seconds
  elapsed since	midnight of January 1, 1970 (the output	of a time system
  call).  Thus,	the retry time is in the form of the number of seconds that
  must have expired since midnight of January 1, 1970 before the system	can
  retry.  To make this entry in	the .Status/SystemName file, uucp performs a
  time system call, adds 600 seconds, and places the resulting number of
  seconds in the file.	If the last call was unsuccessful, the uucico daemon
  will wait until the time specified by	the retry time before attempting to
  contact the system again.

RELATED	INFORMATION

  Daemons: uucico(8)

  Functions: time(3)