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

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Updated: February 2022

Major Tasks for Setting Up the Dial-Up PPP Link

Note - PPP was removed in the Oracle Solaris 11.4 SRU 24 release.

You set up the dial-up PPP link by configuring modems, modifying network database files, and modifying the PPP configuration files that are described in Where to Define PPP Options.

The following list of major tasks will configure both sides of a dial-up PPP link. Typically, you configure only one end of the link, either the dial-out system or dial-in server.

  1. Planning a Dial-Up PPP Link – Gather data that is needed prior to setting up the link, such as peer host names, target phone numbers, and modem speed

  2. Tasks for Configuring the Dial-Out System – Set up PPP on the dial-out system that makes the call over the link

  3. Tasks for Configuring the Dial-In Server – Set up PPP on the dial-in server, the system that receives incoming calls

  4. How to Call the Dial-In Server – Type the pppd command to initiate communications