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phones(4)							    phones(4)



NAME

  phones - File	containing the remote host phone number	database

SYNOPSIS

  /etc/phones

  The /etc/phones file contains	the system-wide	private	phone numbers for the
  tip(1) program.

DESCRIPTION

  This file is normally	unreadable, and	so may contain privileged informa-
  tion.	 The format of the file	is a series of lines of	the form:

       systemname   phone-number

  where	systemname is defined in the /etc/remote file and phone-number is the
  system phone number terminated only by a comma or by the end of the line.
  Only one phone number	per line is permitted.	However, if more than one
  line in the file contains the	same system name, tip will attempt to dial
  each one in turn, until it establishes a connection.

EXAMPLES

  The following	example	shows the entry	in /etc/phones for the system, zeus:

       zeus		 9=555-9898

  In this example, the = sign (or an asterisk) forces the autocall units to
  pause	and wait for a second dial tone, when going through an exchange.  The
  = is required	by the DF02-AC (an asterisk would be required by the BIZCOMP
  1030).

RELATED	INFORMATION

  Commands: tip(1).

  Files: remote(4).