This field, also known as the Login field, contains a string of characters that is called a chat-script. The chat script contains the characters the local and remote machines must pass to each other in their initial conversation. Chat scripts have the following format:
expect send [expect send] ....
expect represents the string that the local host expects to receive from the remote host to initiate conversation. send is the string that the local host sends after the local host receives the expect string from the remote host. A chat script can have more than one expect-send sequence.
Login prompt that the local host expects to receive from the remote machine
Login name that the local host sends to the remote machine in order to log in
Password prompt that the local host expects to receive from the remote machine
Password that the local host sends to the remote machine
The -send is sent if the prior expect is not successfully read. The -expect that follows the -send is the next expected string.
For example, with strings login--login, the UUCP on the local host expects login. If UUCP receives login from the remote machine, UUCP goes to the next field. If UUCP does not receive login, UUCP sends a carriage return, then looks for login again. If the local computer initially does not expect any characters, use the characters "", for NULL string, in the expect field. All send fields are sent with a carriage return appended unless the send string is terminated with a \c.
The following is an example of a Systems file entry that uses an expect-send string:
sonora Any ACUEC 9600 2223333 "" \r \r ogin:-BREAK-ogin: Puucpx ssword:xyzzy
This example instructs UUCP on the local host to send two carriage returns and wait for ogin: (for Login:). If ogin: is not received, send a BREAK. When you do receive ogin:, send the login name Puucpx. When you receive ssword: (for Password:), send the password xyzzy.