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remote(4)							     remote(4)

       remote - Remote host description file


       The  /etc/remote file stores in an ASCII file, remote system attributes
       known by tip.  Each line in the file provides a description for a  sin‐
       gle  system.   Fields  are  separated by colons (:).  Lines ending in a
       backslash (\) followed immediately by a newline character are continued
       on the next line.

       The first entry is the names of the host system.	 If there is more than
       one name for a system, the names are separated by vertical bars.	 After
       the  name  of  the system comes the fields of the description.  A field
       name followed by an equal sign (=) indicates a string value follows.  A
       field  name followed by a number sign (#) indicates a following numeric

       Capabilities are either strings (str), numbers (num), or Boolean	 flags
       (bool).	A string capability is of the form: capability=value

       An example is: dv=/dev/harris

       A numeric capability is of the form: capability#value

       An example is: xa#99

       A  Boolean capability is specified simply by listing it.	 The following
       are available capabilities: (str) Autocall unit type.  This  string  is
       what  is searched for in /etc/acucap to decide if the generic dialer is
       to be used.  For more information, see acucap(4).  (num) The baud  rate
       used  in establishing a connection to the remote host.  This is a deci‐
       mal number.  The default baud rate is 300 baud.	(str) An initial  con‐
       nection	message to be sent to the remote host.	For example, if a host
       is reached through port selector, this might be set to the  appropriate
       sequence	 required  to switch to the host.  (str) Call unit if making a
       phone call.  Default is the same as the	dv  field.   (str)  Disconnect
       message	sent  to  the host when a disconnect is requested by the user.
       (bool) This host is on a dial-up line.  (str) UNIX devices to  open  to
       establish  a  connection.   If this file refers to a terminal line, tip
       attempts to perform an exclusive open on the device to ensure only  one
       user  at	 a  time  has access to the port.  (str) Characters marking an
       end-of-line.  The default is NULL.  Tilde (~) escapes are recognized by
       tip only after one of the characters in el, or after a carriage-return.
       (str) Frame size for transfers.	The default frame  size	 is  equal  to
       BUFSIZ.	 (bool)	 The  host  uses half-duplex communication; local echo
       should be performed.  (str) Input end-of-file marks.   The  default  is
       NULL.  (str) Output end-of-file string.	The default is NULL.  When tip
       is transferring a file, this string is sent at end-of-file.  (str)  The
       type  of	 parity to use when sending data to the host.  The type can be
       one of even, odd, none, zero (always set bit 8 to zero), or  1  (always
       set  bit	 8  to	1).  The default is none.  (str) Telephone numbers for
       this host.  If the telephone number  field  contains  an	 @  sign,  tip
       searches	 the  file  /etc/phones	 file for a list of telephone numbers.
       For more information, see phones(4).  (str) Indicates that the list  of
       capabilities  is continued in the named description.  This is used pri‐
       marily to share common capability information.

       Here is a short example showing the use of the capability  continuation
       feature:	       UNIX-1200:\	      :dv=/dev/ttyd0:el=^D^U^C^S^Q^O:\
	    :du:at=df112:ie=#$%:oe=^D:br#1200:			   ourvax|ox:\

       Commands: tip(1).

       Files: acucap(4), phones(4).  delim off delim off


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