In the past, standard dial-up or temporary connections permitted only ASCII terminals to connect to a network. With Solaris PPP, an individual machine can become part of a physically distant network by configuring it as one endpoint of the PPP link. The advantage of this nomadic connection is particularly apparent if your network includes users who travel frequently or work from home.
Figure 7-2 shows nomadic computers, each with a point-to-point link to an endpoint system on the network. The endpoint on the network is a dial-in server.