uucpnet

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plingnet

/pling'net/ n. Syn. {UUCPNET}. Also see {{Commonwealth Hackish}}, which uses `pling' for {bang} (as in {bang path}).
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UUCPNET

n. obs. The store-and-forward network consisting of all the world's connected Unix machines (and others running some clone of the UUCP (Unix-to-Unix CoPy) software). Any machine reachable only via a bang path is on UUCPNET. This term has been rendered obsolescent by the spread of cheap Internet connections in the 1990s; the few remaining UUCP links are essentially slow channels to the Internet rather than an autonomous network. See network address.
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The international store and forward network consisting of all the world's connected Unix machines (and others running some clone of the UUCP software). Any machine reachable only via a bang path is on UUCPNET. See network address.
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