phones - File containing the remote host phone number database
The /etc/phones file contains the system-wide private phone numbers for the
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:
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.
The following example shows the entry in /etc/phones for the system, zeus:
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