System Administration Guide: Network Services

ProcedureHow to Configure the Modem and Serial Port (Dial-in Server)

  1. Program the modem, as instructed in the modem manufacturer's documentation.

    For other suggestions, refer to How to Configure the Modem and Serial Port (Dial-out Machine).

  2. Attach the modem to the serial port on the dial-in server.

  3. 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.

  4. Configure the serial port by using the /usr/sadm/bin/smc command for the Solaris Management Console, as described in Setting Up Terminals and Modems With Serial Ports Tool (Overview) in System Administration Guide: Advanced Administration.

    Use the Solaris Management Console to do the following:

    1. Select the serial port where you have attached the modem.

    2. Specify modem direction as dial-in only.

      Note –

      Solaris PPP 4.0 does support bidirectional communications for a modem.

    3. Click Okay to convey the changes.