Example of a Configuration
for Dial-up PPP
The tasks to be introduced in Chapter 3, Setting Up a Dial-up Point-to-Point Protocol Link execute a small company's requirement to
let employees work at home a few days a week. Some employees require
the Oracle Solaris OS on their home machines. These workers also need to
log in remotely to their work machines on the corporate Intranet.
The tasks set up a basic dial-up link with the following features:
The dial-out machines are at
the houses of employees who need to call the corporate intranet.
The dial-in server is a machine
on the corporate intranet that is configured to receive incoming calls
UNIX-style login is used to authenticate the dial-out
machine. Stronger Solaris PPP 4.0 authentication methods are not required
by the company`s security policy.
The next figure shows the link that is set up in Chapter 3, Setting Up a Dial-up Point-to-Point Protocol Link.
Figure 2-1 Sample Dial-up Link
In this figure, a remote host dials out through its modem over
telephone lines to Big Company's Intranet. Another host is configured
to dial out to Big Company but currently is inactive. The calls from
remote users are answered in the order received by the modem that
is attached to the dial-in server at Big Company. A PPP connection
is established between the peers. The dial-out machine can then remotely
log in to a host machine on the Intranet.