System Administration Guide: Network Services

Tasks for Configuring the Dial-out Machine (Task Map)

Table 17–2 Task Map for Setting Up the Dial-out Machine



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1. Gather preconfiguration information 

Gather data that is needed prior to setting up the link, such as peer host names, target phone numbers, and modem speed. 

Planning a Dial-up PPP Link

2. Configure the modem and serial port 

Set up the modem and serial port.  

How to Configure the Modem and Serial Port (Dial-out Machine)

3. Configure the serial-line communication 

Configure the characteristics of the transmission across the serial line. 

How to Define Communications Over the Serial Line

4. Define the conversation between the dial-out machine and the peer 

Gather communications data for use when you create the chat script. 

How to Create the Instructions for Calling a Peer

5. Configure information about a particular peer 

Configure PPP options to call an individual dial-in server. 

How to Define the Connection With an Individual Peer

6. Call the peer 

Type the pppd command to initiate communications.

How to Call the Dial-in Server