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

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Updated: July 2014

Configuring Communications on the Dial-out Machine

The procedures in this section show how to configure communications over the serial line of the dial-out machine. Before you can use these procedures, you must have configured the modem and serial port, as described in How to Configure the Modem and Serial Port (Dial-out Machine).

    The next tasks show how to enable the dial-out machine to successfully initiate communications with the dial-in server. Communications are initiated as defined in the options in the PPP configuration files. You need to create the following files:

  • /etc/ppp/options

  • /etc/ppp/options.ttyname

  • Chat script

  • /etc/ppp/peers/peer-name

Solaris PPP 4.0 provides templates for the PPP configuration files, which you can customize to accommodate your needs. Refer to Dial-up PPP Template Files for detailed information about these files.