System Administration Guide: Network Services

/etc/ppp/peers/peer-name File

Note –

The /etc/ppp/peers/peer-name file is not needed on the dial-out machine for Solaris PPP 4.0 to work correctly.

Use the /etc/ppp/peers/peer-name file to provide information for communicating with a particular peer. /etc/ppp/peers/peer-name allows ordinary users to invoke preselected privileged options that users are not allowed to set.

For example, a nonprivileged user cannot override the noauth option if noauth is specified in the /etc/ppp/peers/peer-name file. Suppose the user wants to set up a link to peerB, which does not provide authentication credentials. As superuser, you can create a /etc/ppp/peers/peerB file that includes the noauth option. noauth indicates that the local machine does not authenticate calls from peerB.

The pppd daemon reads /etc/ppp/peers/peer-name when pppd encounters the following option:

call  peer-name

You can create a /etc/ppp/peers/peer-name file for each target peer with which the dial-out machine needs to communicate. This practice is particularly convenient for permitting ordinary users to invoke special dial-out links without needing root privileges.

Typical options that you specify in /etc/ppp/peers/peer-name include the following:

See the pppd(1M) man page for more options that might apply to a specific target peer.