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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 separated by a colon `:'.
     Lines ending in a `\' character with an immediately  follow-
     ing 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  follows.   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 example, `dv=/dev/harris'.  A  numeric
     capability  is  specified  by capability#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:

                 Bizcomp 1031, tone dialing

                 Bizcomp 1031, pulse dialing

                 Bizcomp 1022, tone dialing

                 Bizcomp 1022, pulse dialing

           df02  DEC DF02

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           df03  DEC DF03

                 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 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.

     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.

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     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  dis-
           carded  when  scripting with beautification turned on.
           The default value is "\t\n\b\f".

     fo    (str) Character used to force literal  data  transmis-
           sion.  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

     nt    (bool) Initialize the tip variable tandem to  off,  so
           that  XON/XOFF flow control will not be used to throt-
           tle 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  tele-
           phone  number 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

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           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  disable   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

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

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

     tc    (str) Indicates that the list of capabilities is  con-
           tinued  in  the  named description.  This is used pri-
           marily to share common capability information.

     Example 1: Using the Capability Continuation Feature

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


           remote host description file.

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           remote host phone number database.

     tip(1), phones(4)

     System Administration Guide: IP Services

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