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Part I Network Services Topics

1.  Network Service (Overview)

2.  Managing Web Cache Servers

3.  Time-Related Services

Part II Accessing Network File Systems Topics

4.  Managing Network File Systems (Overview)

5.  Network File System Administration (Tasks)

6.  Accessing Network File Systems (Reference)

Part III SLP Topics

7.  SLP (Overview)

8.  Planning and Enabling SLP (Tasks)

9.  Administering SLP (Tasks)

10.  Incorporating Legacy Services

11.  SLP (Reference)

Part IV Mail Services Topics

12.  Mail Services (Overview)

13.  Mail Services (Tasks)

14.  Mail Services (Reference)

Part V Serial Networking Topics

15.  Solaris PPP 4.0 (Overview)

Solaris PPP 4.0 Basics

Solaris PPP 4.0 Compatibility

Which Version of Solaris PPP to Use

Why Use Solaris PPP 4.0?

Solaris PPP 4.0 Upgrade Path

Where to Go for More Information About PPP

Professional Reference Books About PPP

Web Sites About PPP

Requests for Comments (RFCs) About PPP

Man Pages About PPP

PPP Configurations and Terminology

Dial-up PPP Overview

Parts of the Dial-up PPP Link

Using ISDN Terminal Adapters With a Dial-out Machine

What Happens During Dial-up Communications

Leased-Line PPP Overview

Comparison of Dial-up and Leased-Line Links

Parts of a Leased-Line PPP Link

What Happens During Leased-Line Communications

PPP Authentication

Authenticators and Authenticatees

PPP Authentication Protocols

Why Use PPP Authentication?

Support for DSL Users Through PPPoE

PPPoE Overview

Parts of a PPPoE Configuration

PPPoE Consumers

PPPoE at a Telephone Company

PPPoE at a Service Provider

Security on a PPPoE Tunnel

16.  Planning for the PPP Link (Tasks)

17.  Setting Up a Dial-up PPP Link (Tasks)

18.  Setting Up a Leased-Line PPP Link (Tasks)

19.  Setting Up PPP Authentication (Tasks)

20.  Setting Up a PPPoE Tunnel (Tasks)

21.  Fixing Common PPP Problems (Tasks)

22.  Solaris PPP 4.0 (Reference)

23.  Migrating From Asynchronous Solaris PPP to Solaris PPP 4.0 (Tasks)

24.  UUCP (Overview)

25.  Administering UUCP (Tasks)

26.  UUCP (Reference)

Part VI Working With Remote Systems Topics

27.  Working With Remote Systems (Overview)

28.  Administering the FTP Server (Tasks)

29.  Accessing Remote Systems (Tasks)

Part VII Monitoring Network Services Topics

30.  Monitoring Network Performance (Tasks)



Chapter 15

Solaris PPP 4.0 (Overview)

This section covers serial networking topics. Serial networking refers to the use of a serial interface, such as an RS-232 or V.35 port, to connect two or more computers for data transfer. Unlike LAN interfaces, such as Ethernet, these serial interfaces are used to connect systems that are separated by large distances. PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol) and UUCP (UNIX-to-UNIX CoPy) are distinct technologies that can be used to implement serial networking. When a serial interface is configured for networking, it is made available for multiple users, in much the same way as any other network interface, such as Ethernet.

This chapter introduces Solaris PPP 4.0. This version of PPP enables two computers in different physical locations to communicate with each other by using PPP over a variety of media. Solaris PPP 4.0 is included as part of the base installation.

The following topics are discussed: