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File Formats                                            phones(4)



NAME
     phones - remote host phone number database

SYNOPSIS
     /etc/phones

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


     <system-name>[ \t]*<phone-number>.

     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.

FILES
      /etc/phones

SEE ALSO
     tip(1), remote(4)




















SunOS 5.9           Last change: 14 Jan 1992                    1