The file /etc/phones contains the system-wide private
phone numbers for the tip(1)
program. /etc/phones is normally unreadable, and so may
contain privileged information. The format of /etc/phones
is a series of lines of the form:
The system name is one of those defined in the remote(4)
file and the phone number is constructed from [0123456789-=*%]. The `=' and `*' 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.
Comment lines are lines containing a `#' sign in
the first column of the line.
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.