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

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Updated: July 2014

Where to Go for More Information About PPP

Many resources with information about PPP can be found in print and online. The following subsections give some suggestions.

Professional Reference Books About PPP

    For more information about widely used PPP implementations, including ANU PPP, refer to the following books:

  • Carlson, James. PPP Design, Implementation, and Debugging. 2nd ed. Addison-Wesley, 2000.

  • Sun, Andrew. Using and Managing PPP. O'Reilly & Associates, 1999.

Requests for Comments (RFCs) About PPP

    Some useful Internet RFCs about PPP include the following:

  • 1661 and 1662, which describe the major features of PPP

  • 1334, which describes authentication protocols, such as Password Authentication Protocol (PAP) and Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP)

  • 1332, an informational RFC that describes PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE)

To obtain copies of PPP RFCs, specify the number of the RFC on the IETF RFC web page at

Man Pages About PPP

Also, see the man page for pppdump(1M). You can find the PPP-related man pages by using the man command.