System Administration Guide: Network Services

Example of the /etc/ Configuration File

The procedure that is shown in How to Convert From asppp to Solaris PPP 4.0 uses the following /etc/ file.

ifconfig ipdptp0 plumb mojave gobi up

 inactivity_timeout 120     # Approx. 2 minutes
	interface ipdptp0
	peer_system_name Pgobi    # The name we log in with (also in
				                     # /etc/uucp/Systems

The file contains the following parameters.

ifconfig ipdptp0 plumb mojave gobi up

Runs the ifconfig command to configure a link from PPP interface ipdptp0 on the local machine mojave to the remote peer gobi

inactivity_timeout 120

Terminates the line after two minutes of inactivity

interface ipdptp0

Configures the interface ipdptp0 on the dial-out machine for asynchronous PPP

peer_system_name Pgobi

Gives the name of the remote peer, Pgobi