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

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Updated: July 2014

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

You set up the dial-up PPP link by configuring modems, modifying network database files, and modifying the PPP configuration files that are described in Table 8–1.

The next table lists the major tasks to configure both sides of a dial-up PPP link. Typically, you configure only one end of the link, either the dial-out machine or dial-in server.

Table 3-1  Task Map for Setting Up the Dial-up PPP Link
For Instructions
1. Gather preconfiguration information
Gather data that is needed prior to setting up the link, such as peer host names, target phone numbers, and modem speed.
2. Configure the dial-out machine
Set up PPP on the machine that makes the call over the link.
3. Configure the dial-in server
Set up PPP on the machine that receives incoming calls.
4. Call the dial-in server
Type the pppd command to initiate communications.