The tasks to be introduced in Chapter 17, Setting Up a Dial-up PPP Link (Tasks) execute a small company's requirement to let employees work at home a few days a week. Some employees require the Solaris OS on their home machines. These workers also need to log in remotely to their work machines on the corporate Intranet.
The tasks set up a basic dial-up link with the following features:
The dial-out machines are at the houses of employees who need to call the corporate intranet.
The dial-in server is a machine on the corporate intranet that is configured to receive incoming calls from employees.
UNIX-style login is used to authenticate the dial-out machine. Stronger Solaris PPP 4.0 authentication methods are not required by the company`s security policy.
The next figure shows the link that is set up in Chapter 17, Setting Up a Dial-up PPP Link (Tasks).
In this figure, a remote host dials out through its modem over telephone lines to Big Company's Intranet. Another host is configured to dial out to Big Company but currently is inactive. The calls from remote users are answered in the order received by the modem that is attached to the dial-in server at Big Company. A PPP connection is established between the peers. The dial-out machine can then remotely log in to a host machine on the Intranet.