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phones(4)                        File Formats                        phones(4)

       phones - remote host phone number database


       The file /etc/phones contains the system-wide private phone numbers for
       the tip(1) program. /etc/phones is normally unreadable, and so may con-
       tain  privileged information.  The format of /etc/phones is a series of
       lines of the form:

       <&lt;system-name>&gt;[ \t]*<&lt;phone-number>&gt;.

       The system name is one of those defined in the remote(4) file  and  the
       phone  number  is  constructed  from  [0123456789-=*%]. The `=' and `*'
       characters are indicators to the auto call units to pause and wait  for
       a  second  dial  tone  (when  going  through  an exchange).  The `=' is
       required by the DF02-AC and the `*' is required by the BIZCOMP 1030.

       Comment lines are lines containing a `#' sign in the  first  column  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(1) will  attempt  to
       dial each one in turn, until it establishes a connection.


       tip(1), remote(4)

SunOS 5.10                        14 Jan 1992                        phones(4)