[vcf-midatlantic] vintage email: the "at hack"

Neil Cherry ncherry at linuxha.com
Sun Sep 4 15:22:23 EDT 2016

On 09/04/2016 02:23 PM, Jeffrey Jonas via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> While looking up a chip, I found a USENET posting
> with a typical .signature
> UUCP bang path from "well known backbone site"
> ARPA has "at-hack" to forward to CSNET via the relay/gateway
> 	UUCP:	...!cbosgd!osu-cis!bgsuvax!kemp
> 	CSNET:	kemp at andy.bgsu.edu
> 	ARPA :  kemp%andy.bgsu.edu at relay.cs.net

I seem to recall some trickery I used that looked something like this:

diane.uucp!rutgers.edu!{osu-cis,cornel-cs,duke-nukem}!njc at attmail.com

I recall that the use of % and @ towards the end if bang path got tricky
as it required a bit of knowledge of the end system and which it would
work with first. And the 3 systems in the OR part of the path ...
well I can only recall the osu-cis machine, I don't recall what other
2 I might have used back then.

Oddly I thought the % was used on bitnet.

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