System Administration Guide: Network Services

ProcedureHow to Configure Users of the Dial-in Server

  1. Become superuser on the dial-in server or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. Create a new account on the dial-in server for each remote PPP user.

    You can use the Solaris Management Console to create a new user. The /usr/sadm/bin/smc command opens the Solaris Management Console. For instructions about creating a new user through Solaris Management Console, see Setting Up User Accounts (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration.

  3. Use Solaris Management Console to assign parameters for the new user.

    For example, the following table shows the parameters for an account that is called pppuser for user1 on the dial-out machine myhome.




    User Name 


    The user account name for the remote user. This account name should correspond to the account name that is given in the login sequence of the chat script. For example, pppuser is the account name that is found in the chat script in How to Create the Instructions for Calling a Peer.

    Login Shell 


    The default login shell for the remote user. The login shell /usr/bin/pppd initially restricts the caller to a dedicated PPP environment.

    Create Home Dir Path 


    The home directory /export/home/pppuser is set when the caller successfully logs in to the dial-in server.

  4. Create for each caller a $HOME/.ppprc file that contains various options that are specific to the user's PPP session.

    For example, you might create the following .ppprc file for pppuser.

    # cat /export/home/pppuser/.ppprc

    noccp turns off compression control on the link.

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