PHONES(5) File Formats Manual PHONES(5)
phones - remote host phone number data base
The file /etc/phones contains the system-wide private phone numbers for
the tip(1C) program. This file is normally unreadable, and so may con-
tain privileged information. The format of the file is a series of
lines of the form: <system-name>[ \t]*<phone-number>. The system name
is one of those defined in the remote(5) 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.
Only one phone number per line is permitted. However, if more than one
line in the file contains the same system name tip(1C) will attempt to
dial each one in turn, until it establishes a connection.
4th Berkeley Distribution 15 January 1983 PHONES(5)