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remote(4)                        File Formats                        remote(4)

       remote - remote host description file


       The systems known by tip(1) and their attributes are stored in an ASCII
       file which is structured somewhat like the termcap file.  Each line  in
       the  file  provides a description for a single system. Fields are sepa-
       rated by a colon `:'. Lines ending in a `\' character with  an  immedi-
       ately following NEWLINE are continued on the next line.

       The  first  entry  is  the name(s) 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 followed by an `=' sign indicates a string value follows.  A
       field name followed by a `#' sign indicates a following numeric value.

       Entries  named  tipbaudrate are used as default entries by tip, as fol-
       lows.  When tip is invoked with only a phone number, it  looks  for  an
       entry  of  the  form  tipbaudrate, where baudrate is the baud rate with
       which the connection is to be made.  For example, if the connection  is
       to be made at  300 baud, tip looks for an entry of the form tip300.

       Capabilities  are either strings (str), numbers (num), or boolean flags
       (bool). A string capability is specified by capability=value; for exam-
       ple,  `dv=/dev/harris'.  A  numeric capability is specified by capabil-
       ity#value; for example, `xa#99'. A boolean capability is  specified  by
       simply listing the capability.

       at       (str)  Auto  call  unit  type.  The following lists valid 'at'
                types and their corresponding hardware:

                biz31f          Bizcomp 1031, tone dialing

                biz31w          Bizcomp 1031, pulse dialing

                biz22f          Bizcomp 1022, tone dialing

                biz22w          Bizcomp 1022, pulse dialing

                df02            DEC DF02

                df03            DEC DF03

                ventel          Ventel 212+

                v3451           Vadic 3451 Modem

                v831            Vadic 831

                hayes           Any Hayes-compatible modem

                at              Any Hayes-compatible modem

       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 a port selec-
                tor, 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.

       db       (bool) Cause tip(1) to ignore the first hangup  it  sees.   db
                (dialback)  allows  the user to remain in tip while the remote
                machine disconnects and  places  a  call  back  to  the  local
                machine.  For  more  information about dialback configuration,
                see System Administration Guide: IP Services.

       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)  Device(s)  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 insure only one user at a time
                has access to the port.

       ec       (bool) Initialize the tip variable echocheck to  on,  so  that
                tip will synchronize with the remote host during file transfer
                by waiting for the echo of the last character transmitted.

       el       (str) Characters marking an end-of-line.  The  default  is  no
                characters.  tip  only recognizes `~' escapes after one of the
                characters in el, or after a RETURN.

       es       (str) The command prefix (escape) character for tip.

       et       (num) Number of seconds to wait  for  an  echo  response  when
                echo-check mode is on.  This is a decimal number.  The default
                value is  10 seconds.

       ex       (str) Set of non-printable characters not to be discarded when
                scripting with beautification turned on.  The default value is

       fo       (str) Character used to force literal data transmission.   The
                default value is  `\377'.

       fs       (num)  Frame  size  for  transfers.  The default frame size is
                equal to  1024.

       hd       (bool) Initialize the tip variable halfduplex to on, so  local
                echo should be performed.

       hf       (bool)  Initialize  the  tip  variable  hardwareflow to on, so
                hardware flow control is used.

       ie       (str) Input end-of-file marks.  The default is a  null  string

       nb       (bool)  Initialize  the  tip variable beautify to off, so that
                unprintable characters will not be discarded when scripting.

       nt       (bool) Initialize the tip variable  tandem  to  off,  so  that
                XON/XOFF  flow  control will not be used to throttle data from
                the remote host.

       nv       (bool) Initialize the tip variable verbose  to  off,  so  that
                verbose mode will be turned on.

       oe       (str) Output end-of-file string.  The default is a null string
                ("").  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.
                This may be one of even, odd, none, zero (always set bit  8 to
                0), one (always set bit  8 to 1).  The default is none.

       pn       (str) Telephone number(s) for this host. If the telephone num-
                ber field contains an `@' sign, tip searches  the  /etc/phones
                file  for  a list of telephone numbers -- see phones(4). A `%'
                sign in the telephone number indicates a  5-second  delay  for
                the Ventel Modem.

                For  Hayes-compatible  modems,  if the telephone number starts
                with an 'S', the telephone number string will be sent  to  the
                modem  without  the  "DT", which allows reconfiguration of the
                modem's S-registers and other parameters; for example, to dis-
                able  auto-answer:   "pn=S0=0DT5551234";   or to also restrict
                the  modem  to   return   only   the   basic   result   codes:

       pr       (str) Character that indicates end-of-line on the remote host.
                The default value is  `\n'.

       ra       (bool) Initialize the tip variable raise to on, so that  lower
                case  letters  are mapped to upper case before sending them to
                the remote host.

       rc       (str) Character that toggles case-mapping mode.   The  default
                value is  `\377'.

       re       (str)  The  file  in  which  to  record  session scripts.  The
                default value is tip.record.

       rw       (bool) Initialize the tip variable rawftp to on, so  that  all
                characters will be sent as is during file transfers.

       sc       (bool)  Initialize  the  tip  variable  script  to on, so that
                everything transmitted by the remote host will be recorded.

       tb       (bool) Initialize the tip variable tabexpand to  on,  so  that
                tabs will be expanded to spaces during file transfers.

       tc       (str)  Indicates that the list of capabilities is continued in
                the named description.  This is used primarily to share common
                capability information.

       Example 1: Using the Capability Continuation Feature

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


       /etc/remote             remote host description file.

       /etc/phones             remote host phone number database.

       tip(1), phones(4)

       System Administration Guide: IP Services

SunOS 5.10                        13 Jun 2002                        remote(4)