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remote(4)							    remote(4)



NAME

  remote - Remote host description file

SYNOPSIS

  /etc/remote

DESCRIPTION

  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
  line.

  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

  Capabilities are either strings (str), numbers (num),	or Boolean flags
  (bool).  A string capability is of the form:

       capability=value

  An example is:

       dv=/dev/harris

  A numeric capability is of the form:

       capability#value

  An example is:

       xa#99

  A Boolean capability is specified simply by listing it.  The following are
  available capabilities:

  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
      field.

  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
      BUFSIZ.

  hd  (bool) The host uses half-duplex communication; local echo should	be
      performed.

  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-
      mation.

EXAMPLES

  Here is a short example showing the use of the capability continuation
  feature:

       UNIX-1200:\
	       :dv=/dev/ttyd0:el=^D^U^C^S^Q^O:\
	       :du:at=df112:ie=#$%:oe=^D:br#1200:
       ourvax|ox:\
	       :pn=7654321:tc=UNIX-1200

RELATED	INFORMATION

  Commands: tip(1).

  Files: acucap(4), phones(4).