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

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Updated: July 2014

How to View the Results of the Conversion

You can view the Solaris PPP 4.0 files that were created by the /usr/sbin/asppp2pppd conversion script at the end of the conversion process. The script displays the following list of options.

Enter option number:
        1 - view contents of file on standard output
        2 - view contents of file using /usr/bin/less
        3 - edit contents of file using /usr/bin/vi
        4 - delete/undelete file from list
        5 - rename file in list
        6 - show file list again
        7 - escape to shell (or "!")
        8 - abort without saving anything
        9 - save all files and exit (default)
  1. Type 1 to view the contents of the files on the screen.

    The script requests the number of the file you want to view.

    File number (1 .. 4):

    The numbers refer to the translated files that are listed during the conversion process, as shown in the previous Step 2.

  2. Type 1 to view the chat file /etc/ppp/chat.Pgobi.hayes.
    File number (1 .. 4):  1
    "" \d\dA\p\pTE1V1X1Q0S2=255S12=255\r\c
    OK\r ATDT\T\r\c
    CONNECT \c
    in:--in: mojave
    word: sand

    The chat script contains the modem “chat” information that appears on the hayes line in the sample /etc/uucp/Dialers file. /etc/ppp/chat.Pgobi.hayes also contains the login sequence for Pgobi that appears in the sample /etc/uucp/Systems file. The chat script is now in the /etc/ppp/chat.Pgobi.hayes file.

  3. Type 2 to view the peers file, /etc/ppp/peers/Pgobi.
    File number (1 .. 4):  2
    idle 120
    connect "/usr/bin/chat -f /etc/ppp/chat.Pgobi.hayes -T '15551212'"
    user NeverAuthenticate

    The serial port information (/dev/cua/b) is from the /etc/uucp/Devices file. The link speed, idle time, authentication information, and peer names are from the /etc/ file. “demand” refers to the “demand” script, to be called when the dial-out machine tries to connect to peer Pgobi.

  4. Type 3 to view the /etc/ppp/options file that are created for dial-out machine mojave.
    File number (1 .. 4):  3

    The information in /etc/ppp/options is from the /etc/ file.

  5. Type 4 to view the contents of the demand script.
    File number (1 .. 4):  4
    /usr/bin/pppd file /etc/ppp/peers/Pgobi

    This script, when invoked, runs the pppd command, which then reads the /etc/ppp/peers/Pgobi to initiate the link between mojave and Pgobi.

  6. Type 9 to save the created files. Then exit the conversion script.