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BSD 2.11 - man page for l-dialcodes (bsd section 5)

L-DIALCODES(5)					 File Formats Manual				       L-DIALCODES(5)

L-dialcodes - UUCP phone number index file
The L-dialcodes file defines the mapping of strings from the phone number field of L.sys(5) to actual phone numbers. Each line in L-dialcodes has the form: alpha_string phone_number The two items can be separated by any number of blanks or tabs. Lines beginning with a `#' character are com- ments. A phone number in L.sys can be preceded by an arbitrary alphabetic character string; the string is matched against the list of alpha_strings in L-dialcodes. If a match is found, phone_number is substituted for it. If no match is found, the string is discarded. L-dialcodes is commonly used either of two ways: (1) The alphabetic strings are used as prefixes to denote area codes, zones, and other commonly used sequences. For example, if L-dialcodes included the following lines: chi 1312 mv 1415 In L.sys you could enter: chivax Any ACU 1200 chi5551234 ogin:--ogin: nuucp mvpyr Any ACU 1200 mv5556001 ogin:--ogin: Uuucp instead of chivax Any ACU 1200 13125551234 ogin:--ogin: nuucp mvpyr Any ACU 1200 14155556001 ogin:--ogin: Uuucp (2) All phone numbers are placed in L-dialcodes, one for each remote site. L.sys then refers to these by name. For example, if L-dialcodes contains the following lines: chivax 13125551234 mvpyr 14155556601 then L.sys could have: chivax Any ACU 1200 chivax ogin:--ogin: nuucp mvpyr Any ACU 1200 mvpyr ogin:--ogin: Uuucp This scheme allows a site administrator to give users read access to the table of phone numbers, while still protecting the login/password sequences in L.sys.
/etc/uucp/L-dialcodes /etc/uucp/UUAIDS/L-dialcodes L-dialcodes example
uucp(1), uux(1), L.sys(5), uucico(8). 4.3 Berkeley Distribution October 22, 1996 L-DIALCODES(5)

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