System Administration Guide: Network Services

Contents of the Chat Script

Each remote peer that the dial-out machine needs to connect to probably requires its own chat script.

Note –

Chat scripts are typically used only on dial-up links. Leased-line links do not use chat scripts unless the link includes an asynchronous interface that requires startup configuration.

The contents of the chat script are determined by the requirements of your modem model or ISDN TA, and the remote peer. These contents appear as a set of expect-send strings. The dial-out machine and its remote peers exchange the strings as part of the communications initiation process.

An expect string contains characters that the dial-out host machine expects to receive from the remote peer to initiate conversation. A send string contains characters that the dial-out machine sends to the remote peer after receiving the expect string.

Information in the chat script usually includes the following: