Use the host-to-host configuration to establish point-to-point communications between two remote hosts in different physical locations. This configuration is useful for two standalone machines in remote offices that need to exchange information. No physical network is involved.
Addressing method - The configuration file must include the host names or IP addresses of the machines that can communicate over the link. Use the existing host names and the IP addresses assigned to the primary network interface, if they already exist. Otherwise, create IP addresses for the endpoints. Refer to "Determining IP Addressing for Your PPP Link" for complete details.
Routing requirements - Because RIP is part of the Solaris TCP/IP protocol stack, it runs by default on remote hosts. Turn off RIP to improve performance, if necessary, and instead use static routing. See "To Select Static Routing on a Host" and "Turning Off RIP" for details.