You establish a dial-up PPP link by having the dial-out machine call the dial-in server. You can instruct the dial-out machine to call the server by specifying the demand option in the local PPP configuration files. However, the most common method for establishing the link is for the user to run the pppd command on the dial-out machine.
Before you proceed to the next task, you should have done either or both of the following:
Set up the dial-out machine, as described in Configuring the Dial-out Machine
Set up the dial-in server, as described in Configuring the Dial-in Server
For example, the following command initiates a link between the dial-out machine and dial-in server myserver:
% pppd 57600 call myserver
Starts the call by invoking the pppd daemon
Sets the speed of the line between host and modem
Invokes the call option of pppd. pppd then reads options in the file /etc/ppp/peers/myserver, which was created in How to Define the Connection With an Individual Peer
If the link is not working correctly, refer to Chapter 21, Fixing Common PPP Problems (Tasks).
% pkill -x pppd
If you have followed all the procedures in this chapter, you have completed the configuration of the dial-up link. The following list provides references to related information.
To have users start working on their dial-out machines, see How to Call the Dial-in Server.
To fix problems on the link, see Chapter 21, Fixing Common PPP Problems (Tasks).
To learn more about the files and options that are used in this chapter, see Using PPP Options in Files and on the Command Line.