How to Turn on PPP Debugging
The next task shows how to use
the pppd command to obtain debugging information.
Note - You only need to perform step 1 through step 3 once for
each host. Thereafter, you can proceed to step 4 to turn on debugging
for the host.
- Become an administrator.
For more information, see Using Your Assigned Administrative Rights in Securing Users and Processes in Oracle Solaris 11.2
- Create a log file to hold output
# touch /var/log/pppdebug
- Add the following syslog facilities
for pppd in /etc/syslog.conf.
- Restart syslogd.
# pkill -HUP -x syslogd
- Turn on debugging for calls to
a particular peer by using the following syntax of pppd.
# pppd debug call peer-name
peer-name must be the name of a file
in the /etc/ppp/peers directory.
- View the contents of the log
# tail -f /var/log/pppdebug
For an example of a log file, see Step 3.