Contains information about the status of the BNU program contacts with remote systems.
The /var/spool/uucp/.Status directory contains information about the status of the Basic Networking Utilities (BNU) program contacts with remote systems.
For each remote system contacted, the BNU program creates a file in the .Status directory called SystemName, which is named for the remote system being contacted. In the .Status/SystemName file, the BNU program stores:
Note: The times given in the .Status/SystemName file are expressed as seconds elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 (the output of a time subroutine). 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, BNU performs a time subroutine, 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. The retry time in the .Status/SystemName file can be overridden using the -r flag of the uutry or Uutry command.
This directory is part of the Basic Networking Utilities Program (BNU) in BOS Extensions 1.
The uutry command, Uutry command.
The uucico daemon.
The time subroutine.
Understanding the BNU File and Directory Structure, Understanding the BNU Daemons in AIX Version 4.3 System Management Guide: Communications and Networks.