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

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Updated: July 2014

PPP Configurations and Terminology

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

image:The diagram shows the parts of a basic PPP link, which is further described in the following context.

    The previous figure shows a basic PPP link. The link has the following parts:

  • 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.

  • Physical link, such as a serial cable, a modem connection, or a leased line from a network provider, such as a T1 or T3 line.