Hosts File Format

The TSM for Avaya Definity G3 uses a hosts file to connect to multiple hosts.

This file is specified by the HostsFile property. When the probe starts, it reads through the hosts file attempting to connect and log into each host.

The hosts file defines the probe connections in the following format:
<host> <port> : <chi> <cho> <ft> <ia> <ri> <ra> <af>;

Table 1 describes the hosts file format.

Table 1. Hosts file format
Item Description
host The host to which the TSM connects.
port The port to which the TSM connects.
chi The chat in string for the host/port.
cho The chat out string for the host/port.
ft The flush time value for the host/port.
ia The inactivity alarm for the host/port.
ri The reconnection interval.
ra The reconnection attempts.
af The active flag; you must set this to TRUE

Be aware of the following when creating a hosts file:

  • Semicolons (;) indicate the end of each entry in the host file.
  • Colons (:) are used to separate the device details from the corresponding connection information.
  • Whitespace separates individual elements within the sections.
  • Whitespace characters are <sp>, <tab>, <cr>, and <nl>.
  • Comment lines are preceded by #.
  • Blank lines are ignored.
  • If the hosts file is not defined, the TSM uses the Host and Port properties to connect to the device. If the Host, Port, and HostsFile properties are not defined, the TSM exits.