There is nothing "special" about configuring & running UUCP under Linux (any more). Accordingly, you almost certainly do *NOT* want to be posting generic UUCP-related questions to the comp.os.linux.* newsgroups.
Don't post in comp.os.linux hierarchy unless it's really linux specific, for example: "What's wrong with Debian 1.2 uucp?" or "RedHat 5.0 uucp crashes when I run it" ...
Let me repeat that.
There is virtually no reason to post anything uucp-related in the comp.os.linux hierarchy any more. There are existing newsgroups in the comp.mail.* hierarchy to handle *ALL* your questions.
IF YOU POST TO COMP.OS.LINUX.* FOR NON-LINUX-SPECIFIC QUESTIONS, YOU ARE LOOKING IN THE WRONG PLACE FOR HELP. THE UUCP EXPERTS HANG OUT IN THE PLACES INDICATED ABOVE AND GENERALLY DO NOT RUN LINUX.
POSTING TO THE LINUX HIERARCHY FOR NON-LINUX-SPECIFIC QUESTIONS WASTES YOUR TIME AND EVERYONE ELSE'S AND IT FREQUENTLY DELAYS YOU FROM GETTING THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION.
The GOOD PLACE is
comp.mail.uucp since you can get answers for most of your UUCP questions.
There is a Taylor UUCP mailing list.
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There is plenty of exceptional material provided in the other Linux HOWTO documents & from the Linux DOC project.
In particular, you might want to take a look at the following:
HDB & V2 versions of UUCP are documented in about every vendor's documentation as well as in almost all *nix communications books.
Taylor config. files are currently only documented in the info files provided with the sources (& in your distribution hopefully). The following is a non-inclusive set of books that will help.
"Managing UUCP & USENET"from O'Reilly & Associates is in my opinion the best book out there for figuring out the programs & protocols involved in being a USENET site.
"Unix Communications"from The Waite Group contains a nice description of all the pieces (& more) & how they fit together.
"Practical Unix Security"from O'Reilly & Associates has a nice discussion of how to secure UUCP.
"The Internet Complete Reference"from Osborne is a fine reference book that explains the various services available on Internet & is a great source for information on news, mail & various other Internet resources.
The Linux Networking Administrators' Guide" from Olaf Kirch of the Linux DOC Project is available on the net & is also published by (at least) O'Reilly & SSC. It makes a fine one-stop shopping to learn about everything you ever imagined you'd need to know about Unix networking.