Managing Serial Networks Using UUCP and PPP in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: July 2014

Configuring $HOME/.ppprc on a Dial-out Machine

    The $HOME/.ppprc file is not needed on the dial-out machine for Solaris PPP 4.0 to work correctly. Additionally, you do not need to have a $HOME/.ppprc on a dial-out machine, except for special circumstances. Create one or more .ppprc files if you do the following:

  • Allow multiple users with differing communications needs to call remote peers from the same machine. In such an instance, create individual .ppprc files in the home directories of each user who must dial out.

  • Need to specify options that control problems specific to your link, such as disabling Van Jacobson compression. See James Carlson's PPP Design, Implementation, and Debugging and the pppd(1M) man page for assistance in troubleshooting link problems.

Because the .ppprc file is most often used when configuring a dial-in server, refer to How to Configure Users of the Dial-in Server for configuration instructions for .ppprc.