This section introduces PPP configurations. The section also defines terms that are used in this guide.
Solaris PPP 4.0 supports a number of configurations.
Switched-access, or dial-up, configurations
Hardwired, or leased-line configurations
Figure 1-1 Parts of the PPP Link
Two machines, usually in separate physical locations, called peers. A peer could be a personal computer, engineering workstation, large server, or even a commercial router, depending on a site's requirements.
Serial interface on each peer. On Oracle Solaris machines, this interface could be cua, hihp, or other interface, depending on whether you configure asynchronous or synchronous PPP.