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PHONES(5)                     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 form:
           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 establishes a connection.


     tip(1), remote(5)

     The phones file appeared in 4.2BSD.

NetBSD 10.99                    January 3, 2001                   NetBSD 10.99