remote host description file
remote file describes remote hosts
known by cu(1). It
is an ASCII file structured somewhat like the
termcap(5) file. Each line in the file provides a description for a
single remote host. Fields are separated by a colon (‘:’).
Lines ending with a ‘\’ character immediately followed by a
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 (the 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, ‘br#19200’. A boolean capability is specified by simply listing the capability.
- (num) The baud rate used in establishing a connection to the remote host. This is a decimal number. The default baud rate is 9600 baud.
- (bool) This host is directly connected, and cu(1) should not expect carrier detect to be high, nor should it exit if carrier detect drops.
- (str) Device to open to establish a connection. If this file refers to a terminal line, cu(1) attempts to perform an exclusive open on the device to ensure only one user at a time has access to the port.
- Global database.
- Example database.
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