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Managing Serial Networks Using UUCP and PPP in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: November 2020

How to Add CHAP Support to the PPP Configuration Files on a Dial-In Server

  1. Log in to the dial-in server as superuser.
  2. Modify the /etc/ppp/options file.

    Add the options that are shown in bold for CHAP support.

    # cat /etc/ppp/options
    name CallServe


    name CallServe

    Defines CallServe as the CHAP name of the user on the local system, in this instance the dial-in server.


    Makes the local system authenticate callers before establishing the link.

  3. Create the remaining PPP configuration files to support the trusted callers.

    See How to Configure Users of the Dial-In Server and How to Define Communications Over the Serial Line on a Dial-In Server.

See Also

To configure CHAP authentication credentials for trusted callers, refer to How to Create a CHAP Credentials Database for Dial-In Servers.