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REMOTE(5)                     File Formats Manual                    REMOTE(5)



NAME
       remote - remote host description file

DESCRIPTION
       The  systems  known  by  tip(1C)  and their attributes are stored in an
       ASCII file which is structured somewhat like the termcap(5) 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 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 ``tip*'' and ``cu*'' are used as default entries by tip,
       and the cu interface to tip, as follows.  When tip is invoked with only
       a phone number, it looks for an entry of the form ``tip300'', where 300
       is the baud rate with which the connection is to be made.  When the  cu
       interface is used, entries of the form ``cu300'' are used.

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

       at   (str) Auto call unit type.

       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 device(s) to open to establish a connection.   If  this
            file  refers  to  a  terminal line, tip(1C) attempts to perform an
            exclusive open on the device to insure only one user at a time has
            access to the port.

       el   (str)  Characters  marking  an  end-of-line.  The default is NULL.
            `~' escapes are only recognized by tip 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.
            This  may  be one of ``even'', ``odd'', ``none'', ``zero'' (always
            set bit 8 to zero), ``one'' (always set bit 8 to 1).  The  default
            is even parity.

       pn   (str)  Telephone number(s) for this host.  If the telephone number
            field contains an @ sign, tip searches the file  /etc/phones  file
            for a list of telephone numbers; c.f.  phones(5).

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

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

       UNIX-1200:\
            :dv=/dev/cau0:el=^D^U^C^S^Q^O@:du:at=ventel:ie=#$%:oe=^D:br#1200:
       arpavax|ax:\
            :pn=7654321%:tc=UNIX-1200

FILES
       /etc/remote

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



4th Berkeley Distribution        1 March 1983                        REMOTE(5)