A description of how the connection was initiated:
remote - Another box initiated the connection.
user - A user on the local box initiated the
connection via a command to the local
timed - A timed connection on the local box
initiated the connection.
startup - The local box initiated the connection
during box initialization.
A description of the state of the connection:
idle - The connection has just been torn down.
asking - A user is attempting to bring up a
connection but has entered an incorrect
username or password. The box is waiting
for the user to enter a new password.
trying - The local box is attempting to establish
a connection with a remote box.
manual - A physical connection, but not a link layer
connection, has been established with a
remote box. The user may now enter
commands that will be sent directly to
the modem on the local box. (Not yet
disconnecting - The local box is in the process
of tearing down the connection to
the remote box.
up - The connection is active.