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DIAL is a form of the TELNET program, and can be used to send or receive
data from a foreign host.

In its simplest form, DIAL is invoked by:

.DIAL nnn-nnnn		(where nnn-nnnn is the phone # you want dialed)

A switch specifying the modem-type and speed can appear before the number
to be called, for example:

.DIAL/V nnn-nnnn	for 1200 baud Vadic modem
.DIAL/1200 nnn-nnnn	for 1200 baud Bell modem

You can also dial commonly-used computers by:

.DIAL name

The list of currently known names includes:
The /V switch is assumed for dialing to LOTSA and LOTSB unless you
override it with another speed setting.

While running DIAL, almost everything you type is send over the modem
line.  However, a number of characters are trapped and used to make DIAL
do magic things.  Some of the most commonly used are:

βD    Open a file to receive data.  Everything coming in from the
      foreign host is appended to the data in the file.

αβD   Close the output file.

βI    Open a file for input.  Everything in the file is transmitted
      to the foreign host, just as if you had typed it.

αβI   Close the input file.

αβQ   Quit, close the DIAL connection, and exit to the monitor.

βV    Enter the Datamedia simulator.

αβV   Exit the Datamedia simulator.

There are many more options than listed here.  See the Monitor Command
Manual under DIAL (in the manual's index) for more information.  That
manual is online as MONCOM.BH[S,DOC].  Several updates pertaining to DIAL
can be found in MONCOM.UPD[S,DOC].