System Administration Guide: Network Services

ProcedureHow to Diagnose Problems With the PPP Configuration

Some PPP problems can be traced to problems in the PPP configuration files. The following procedure shows you how to isolate and fix general configuration problems.

  1. Become superuser on the local machine or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. Call the remote peer. Then enable debugging features.

    % pppd debug call peer-name
  3. Check the resulting log for the configuration problems. For more information, refer to Common PPP Configuration Problems.