uubp -- Unix-to-Unix beer protocol


    uubp [- acefghlqy] site


    Uupb allows the user to transfer beer, ale, or other fermented grain
    beverages between network sites.  Using TCP/IP (telecommunications
    protocol for imbibing pilsners), uubp encodes beer from a local
    file system into packets suitable for FTP (fermentation transfer
    protocol) delivery at a remote IP site.


      % uubp -c"AMBER" -f0.7 -y0 -q2

    The preceding example sends two six-packs (-q2) of amber ale (-c"AMBER")
    with a fizziness quotient of 70%, brewed using yeast of type 0
    (saccharo-myces cerevisiae) to IP address, which is the
    IP address for the White House.


    Both source and destination sites must be running uubp-daemon.  In
    addition, local restrictions exist in many areas for the transportation
    of alcohol across state lines.  The Electronic Frontier Foundation is
    currently involved in litigation to ensure the ability to distribute
    beer through the uubp protocol according to the 21st Amendment.  To
    support the SIG of EFF devoted to this cause, join the Homebrewers of
    the Electronic Frontier Engaged in Winning Electronic Independence and
    Zeroing Establishment Nonsense (HEFEWEIZEN), or send mail to  Be sure to include the entire text of
    this manual page.


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