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REMOTE(5)										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  descrip-
       tion  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 inter-
       face 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 capabil-
       ity is specified by capability#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 capability 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)

4.2 Berkeley Distribution		   May 15, 1985 				REMOTE(5)
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