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PHONES(5)                     File Formats Manual                    PHONES(5)



NAME
       phones - remote host phone number data base

DESCRIPTION
       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.

FILES
       /etc/phones

SEE ALSO
       tip(1C), remote(5)



4th Berkeley Distribution       15 January 1983                      PHONES(5)