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remote(5)							File Formats Manual							 remote(5)

       remote - remote host description file

       The  systems  known  by	and their attributes are stored in an ASCII file that is structured somewhat like the file.  Each line in the file
       provides a description for a single system.  Fields are separated by colons (:).  Lines ending in a backslash () followed immediately by a
       newline character are continued on the next line.

       The  first  entry  is the names 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 equal sign (=) indicates a string value fol-
       lows.  A field name followed by a number sign (#) indicates a following numeric value.

       Entries	named ``tip*'' and ``cu*'' are used as default entries by and the interface to as follows.  When is invoked with only a phone num-
       ber, 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  interface
       is used, entries of the form ``cu300'' are used.

       Capabilities  are  either strings (str), numbers (num), or Boolean flags (bool).  A string capability is specified by capability=value; for
       example, A numeric capability is specified by capability#value; for example, A Boolean capability is specified by simply listing the  capa-

       at   (str)  Autocall unit type. This string is what is searched for in to decide if the generic dialer is to be used.  For further informa-
	    tion, see

       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

       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 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 devices to open to establish a connection.  If this file refers to a terminal line, attempts to perform an  exclusive  open
	    on the device to ensure only one user at a time has access to the port.

       el   (str)  Characters  marking an end-of-line.	The default is NULL.  Tilde (~) escapes are recognized by only after one of the characters
	    in 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.

       md   (bool) A hardwired device being used accepts modem control signals.  Used when is not present but modem signals are to be used.

       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. The type can be one of even, odd, none,  zero  (always  set	bit  8	to
	    zero), or 1 (always set bit 8 to 1).  The default is even parity.

       pn   (str)  Telephone  numbers for this host.  If the telephone number field contains an @ sign, searches the file file for a list of tele-
	    phone numbers.  For further information, see

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

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

See Also
       tip(1c), acucap(5), phones(5)

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