The DTP field can be structured four different ways, depending on the device that is associated with the entry.
See the first way that the DTP field can be structured:
Directly connected modem – If a modem is connected directly to a port on your computer, the DTP field of the associated Devices file entry has only one pair. This pair would normally be the name of the modem. This name is used to match the particular Devices file entry with an entry in the Dialers file. Therefore, the Dialer field must match the first field of a Dialers file entry.Example 12-7 Dialers Field for Directly Connect Modem
Dialers hayes =,-, "" \\dA\pTE1V1X1Q0S2=255S12=255\r\c \EATDT\T\r\c CONNECT
Notice that only the dialer portion (hayes) is present in the DTP field of the Devices file entry. This means that the token to be passed on to the dialer (in this instance, the phone number) is taken from the Phone field of a Systems file entry. (\T is implied, as described in Example 12–9.)
See the second and third ways that the DTP field can be structured:
Direct link – For a direct link to a particular computer, the DTP field of the associated entry would contain the keyword direct. This condition is true for both types of direct-link entries, Direct and System-Name. Refer to Type Field in /etc/uucp/Devices File.
Computers on the same port selector – If a computer with which you intend to communicate is on the same port selector switch as your computer, your computer must first access the switch. The switch then makes the connection to the other computer. This type of entry has only one pair. The dialer portion is used to match a Dialers file entry.
Dialers develcon ,"" "" \pr\ps\c est:\007 \E\D\e \007
As shown, the token portion is left blank. This designation indicates that it is retrieved from the Systems file. The Systems file entry for this computer contains the token in the Phone field, which is normally reserved for the phone number of the computer. Refer to UUCP /etc/uucp/Systems File for details. This type of DTP contains an escape character (\D), which ensures that the content of the Phone field is not interpreted as a valid entry in the Dialcodes file.
See the fourth way that the DTP field can be structured:
Modems that are connected to port selector – If a high-speed modem is connected to a port selector, your computer must first access the port selector switch. The switch makes the connection to the modem. This type of entry requires two dialer-token-pairs. The dialer portion of each pair (the fifth and seventh fields of the entry) is used to match entries in the Dialers file, as follows.Example 12-9 UUCP Dialers Field for Modems Connected to Port Selector
develcon "" "" \pr\ps\c est:\007 \E\D\e \007 ventel =&-% t"" \r\p\r\c $ <K\T%\r>\c ONLINE!
In the first pair, develcon is the dialer and vent is the token that is passed to the Develcon switch to tell it which device, such as a Ventel modem, to connect to your computer. This token is unique for each port selector, as each switch can be set up differently. After the Ventel modem has been connected, the second pair is accessed. Ventel is the dialer and the token is retrieved from the Systems file.
Two escape characters can appear in a DTP field:
\T – Indicates that the Phone (token) field should be translated by using the /etc/uucp/Dialcodes file. This escape character is normally placed in the /etc/uucp/Dialers file for each caller script that is associated with a modem, such as Hayes, and U.S. Robotics. Therefore, the translation does not occur until the caller script is accessed.
\D – Indicates that the Phone (token) field should not be translated by using the /etc/uucp/Dialcodes file. If no escape character is specified at the end of a Devices entry, the \D is assumed (default). A \D is also used in the /etc/uucp/Dialers file with entries that are associated with network switches develcon and micom.