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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  ma-
		chine.	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 ex-
		clusive	 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 de-
		fault 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 ev-
		erything 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)


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