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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)

16.  Planning for the PPP Link (Tasks)

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

Major Tasks for Setting Up the Dial-up PPP Link (Task Map)

Configuring the Dial-out Machine

Tasks for Configuring the Dial-out Machine (Task Map)

Dial-up PPP Template Files

Configuring Devices on the Dial-out Machine

How to Configure the Modem and Serial Port (Dial-out Machine)

Configuring Communications on the Dial-out Machine

How to Define Communications Over the Serial Line

How to Create the Instructions for Calling a Peer

How to Define the Connection With an Individual Peer

Configuring the Dial-in Server

Tasks for Configuring the Dial-in Server (Task Map)

Configuring Devices on the Dial-in Server

How to Configure the Modem and Serial Port (Dial-in Server)

How to Set the Modem Speed

Setting Up Users of the Dial-in Server

How to Configure Users of the Dial-in Server

Configuring Communications Over the Dial-in Server

How to Define Communications Over the Serial Line (Dial-in Server)

Calling the Dial-in Server

How to Call the Dial-in Server

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)



Calling the Dial-in Server

You establish a dial-up PPP link by having the dial-out machine call the dial-in server. You can instruct the dial-out machine to call the server by specifying the demand option in the local PPP configuration files. However, the most common method for establishing the link is for the user to run the pppd command on the dial-out machine.

Before you proceed to the next task, you should have done either or both of the following:

How to Call the Dial-in Server

  1. Log in to the dial-out machine by using your regular user account, not root.
  2. Call the dial-in server by running the pppd command.

    For example, the following command initiates a link between the dial-out machine and dial-in server myserver:

    % pppd 57600 call myserver

    Starts the call by invoking the pppd daemon


    Sets the speed of the line between host and modem

    call myserver

    Invokes the call option of pppd. pppd then reads options in the file /etc/ppp/peers/myserver, which was created in How to Define the Connection With an Individual Peer

  3. Contact a host on the server's network, for example, the host lindyhop that is shown in Figure 16-1:
    ping lindyhop

    If the link is not working correctly, refer to Chapter 21, Fixing Common PPP Problems (Tasks).

  4. Terminate the PPP session:
    % pkill -x pppd

See Also

If you have followed all the procedures in this chapter, you have completed the configuration of the dial-up link. The following list provides references to related information.