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CON(1)									CON(1)

       con,  telnet, rx, hayes, xms, xmr - remote login, execution, and XMODEM
       file transfer

       con [ -CdnrRsTv ] [ -b baud ] [ -l [ user ] ] [ -S svc ]	 [  -c	cmd  ]

       telnet [ -dCrn ] [ -s svc ] [net!]machine

       rx [ -eTr ] [ -l user ] [net!]machine [ command-word ...	 ]

       hayes [ -pv ] number [ device ]

       xms [ -1p ] file

       xmr file

       Con  connects  to the computer whose network address is net!machine and
       logs in if possible.  With no options, the account  name	 used  on  the
       remote  system is the same as that on the local system.	Standard input
       and output go to the local machine.

       Options are:

       -b     sets the baud rate of a dial-up connection to baud.

       -n     if the input is a file or pipe, do not hang  up  the  connection
	      when  EOF	 is  received,	but instead wait for the remote end to
	      hang up.

       -l     with an argument causes user to be used as the account  name  on
	      the  remote  system  when	 performing BSD rlogin authentication.
	      Without an argument this option disables automatic login	and  a
	      normal login session ensues.

       -C     forces cooked mode, that is, local echo.

       -c     runs  cmd	 as  if it had been typed as a command from the escape

       -v     (verbose mode) causes information about connection  attempts  to
	      be  output to standard error.  This can be useful when trying to
	      debug network connectivity.

       -d     causes debugging information to be output to standard error.

       -r     suppresses printing of any carriage return  followed  by	a  new
	      line.  This is useful since carriage return is a printable char‐
	      acter in Plan 9.

       -R     translates newlines to carriage returns and vice versa.

       -T     translates incoming carriage returns to newlines.

       -s     strips received characters to 7 bits to forestall misinterpreta‐
	      tion of ASCII with parity as UTF.

       -S     Post  a  pipe  as	 /srv/svc and connect it to standard input and
	      output.  This can be used with -n to create a  standing  connec‐
	      tion that consolefs(4), for example, can then open.  For telnet,
	      this option is -s.

       The control-\ character is  a  local  escape.   It  prompts  with  >>>.
       Legitimate responses to the prompt are

       i      Send a quit [sic] signal to the remote machine.

       q      Exit.

       b      Send a break.

       .      Return from the escape.

       !cmd   Run  the	command	 with  the  network connection as its standard
	      input and standard  output.   Standard  error  will  go  to  the
	      screen.	This  is  useful  for transmitting and receiving files
	      over the connections using programs such as xms.

       r      Toggle printing of carriage returns.

       Telnet is similar to con, but uses the telnet protocol  to  communicate
       with the remote machine.	 It shares con's -C, -d, -n, and -r options.

       Rx  executes  one  shell	 command on the remote machine as if logged in
       there, but with local standard input and output.	 A  rudimentary	 shell
       environment  is	provided.  If the target is a Plan 9 machine, $service
       there will be rx.  Options are:

       -e     a zero length message will not be written to the connection when
	      standard input is closed.

       -l     runs  as	user  on  the  remote  machine	if the remote is a BSD

       -r     same as for con

       -T     same as for con

       Network addresses for both con and rx have  the	form  network!machine.
       Supported networks are those listed in /net.

       Hayes  dials  number on a Hayes-compatible modem, device.  Under -p, it
       uses pulse dialing.  Upon connecting, bytes are copied  bidirectionally
       between the connection and standard input and output.

       The  commands  xms  and xmr respectively send and receive a single file
       using the XMODEM protocol.  They use standard input and standard output
       for  communication and are intended for use with con.  The -1 option to
       xms causes it to use kilobyte packet size of 1024 bytes.	 The -p option
       causes it to print a progress message every ten kilobytes.

       rx kremvax cat file1 >file2
	      Copy remote file1 to local file2.

       rx kremvax cat file1 '>file2'
	      Copy remote file1 to remote file2.

       eqn paper | rx kremvax troff -ms | rx deepthought lp
	      Parallel	processing: do each stage of a pipeline on a different



	      for all other commands

       cpu(1), ssh(1), telco(4)

       Con and telnet are merely obsolescent; the other commands are  obsolete
       and deprecated.

       Under  rx, a program that should behave specially towards terminals may
       not: e.g., remote shells will not prompt.  Also under  rx,  the	remote
       standard	 error	and standard output are combined and go inseparably to
       the local standard output.  Rx will consume its standard input by copy‐
       ing  it	to  the remote system, so redirect it from /dev/null if that's
       not what you want.

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