REMOTE(5)                 NetBSD File Formats Manual                 REMOTE(5)

NAME
     remote -- remote host description file

DESCRIPTION
     The systems known by tip(1) 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 description for a single system.  Fields are sepa-
     rated by a colon (``:'').  Lines ending in a \ character with an immedi-
     ately 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(1),
     and the cu(1) interface to tip(1), as follows.  When tip(1) 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(1) 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; for exam-
     ple, ``dv=/dev/harris''.  A numeric capability is specified by
     capability#value; for example, ``xa#99''.  A boolean capability is speci-
     fied 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 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.

     dc      (bool) This host is directly connected, and tip should not expect
             carrier detect to be high, nor should it exit if carrier detect
             drops.

     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(1) 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.
             `~' escapes are only recognized by tip(1) after one of the char-
             acters 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.

     hf      (bool) Use hardware (RTS/CTS) flow control.

     ie      (str) Input end-of-file marks.  The default is NULL.

     oe      (str) Output end-of-file string.  The default is NULL.  When
             tip(1) 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 one).  The default is even par-
             ity.

     pn      (str) Telephone number(s) for this host.  If the telephone number
             field contains an @ sign, tip(1) searches the file /etc/phones
             file for a list of telephone numbers; see phones(5).

     tc      (str) Indicates that the list of capabilities is continued in the
             named description.  This is used primarily to share common capa-
             bility 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  The remote host description file resides in /etc.

SEE ALSO
     tip(1), phones(5)

HISTORY
     The remote file format appeared in 4.2BSD.

NetBSD 5.1                       June 5, 1993                       NetBSD 5.1

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