REMOTE(4) File Formats and Configurations REMOTE(4)


NAME


remote - remote host description file

SYNOPSIS


/etc/remote


DESCRIPTION


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 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 tipbaudrate are used as default entries by tip, as follows.
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


Capabilities are either strings (str), numbers (num), or boolean flags
(bool). A string capability is specified by capability=value; for
example, `dv=/dev/harris'. A numeric capability is specified by
capability#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 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.


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 machine.
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 exclusive
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
"\t\n\b\f".


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 number
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 disable auto-answer:
"pn=S0=0DT5551234"; or to also restrict the modem to return only
the basic result codes: "pn=S0=0X0DT5551234".


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 default
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 everything
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.


EXAMPLES


Example 1: Using the Capability Continuation Feature




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


UNIX-1200:\
:dv=/dev/cua0: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
remote host description file.


/etc/phones
remote host phone number database.


SEE ALSO


tip(1), phones(4)


System Administration Guide: IP Services


June 13, 2002 REMOTE(4)