On start up
attempts to connect to the
server on the host aliased to
. If this fails it tries
and so on. If no
can be contacted it attempts to connect to a server on the local host.
without options connects to this default server. Otherwise it attempts to connect to a server on
. In interactive mode the prompt indicates the connected server. Multiple hosts/indices can be given to connect to multiple hosts simultaneously, in which case all commands are copied to each connected server. The prompt indicates the number of connected servers.