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PHONES(5)			     BSD File Formats Manual				PHONES(5)

     phones -- remote host phone number data base

     The file /etc/phones contains the system-wide private phone numbers for the tip(1) program.
     This file is normally unreadable, and so may contain privileged information.

     The format of the file is a series of lines containing whitespace separate fields, of the
	   system-name phone-number

     The system-name is one of those defined in the remote(5) file.

     The phone-number is constructed from any sequence of characters terminated only by a comma
     (``,'') or the end of the line.  The equals (``='') and asterisk (``*'') 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(1) will attempt to dial each one in turn, until it estab-
     lishes a connection.


     tip(1), remote(5)

     The phones file appeared in 4.2BSD.

BSD					 January 3, 2001				      BSD
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