System Administration Guide: Network Services

Configuring CHAP Authentication for Trusted Callers (Dial-out Machines)

This section contains tasks for setting up CHAP authentication on the dial-out machines of trusted callers. Depending on your site's security policy, either you or the trusted callers might be responsible for setting up CHAP authentication.

For remote callers to configure CHAP, ensure that the callers' local CHAP secrets match the callers' equivalent CHAP secrets in the dial-in server's /etc/ppp/chap-secrets file. Then give the callers the tasks in this section for configuring CHAP.

Configuring CHAP for trusted callers involves two tasks: