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 single
system. Fields are separated by colons (:). Lines ending in a backslash
(\) followed immediately by a newline character are continued on the next
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 fol-
lowed by an equal sign (=) indicates a string value follows. A field name
followed by a number sign (#) indicates a following numeric value.
Capabilities are either strings (str), numbers (num), or Boolean flags
(bool). A string capability is of the form:
An example is:
A numeric capability is of the form:
An example is:
A Boolean capability is specified simply by listing it. The following are
at (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).
br (num) The baud rate used in establishing a connection to the remote
host. This is a decimal number. The default baud rate is 300 baud.
cm (str) An initial connection 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.
cu (str) Call unit if making a phone call. Default is the same as the dv
di (str) Disconnect message sent to the host when a disconnect is
requested by the user.
du (bool) This host is on a dial-up line.
dv (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.
el (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.
fs (str) Frame size for transfers. The default frame size is equal to
hd (bool) The host uses half-duplex communication; local echo should be
ie (str) Input end-of-file marks. The default is NULL.
oe (str) Output end-of-file string. The default is NULL. When tip is
transferring a file, this string is sent at end-of-file.
pa (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.
pn (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).
tc (str) Indicates that the list of capabilities is continued in the named
description. This is used primarily to share common capability infor-
Here is a short example showing the use of the capability continuation
Files: acucap(4), phones(4).