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Can anyone email me a simple, easy to follow, list of instructions on setting up PPP dial in for Solaris 2.5.1 for  the x86?
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I assume x86 Solaris PP is equal to Sparc Solaris PPP, at least I didn't find any hint in the man pages for differences. So here are the steps:

First you have to allow logins via the modem. That is tricky but there is a nice paper by Celeste Stokely, how to do it (even Sun recommands it). You can find it here:

http://www.stokely.com/unix.serial.port.resources/tutorials.html

There are also PPP hints!

After you are through you should verify that you can dial and log in via the modem.

Next you have to install (pkgadd) the PPP Support: SUNWapppr, SUNWapppu and SUNWpppk.

You know have to configure an account for the PPP dial in. Everything is like a normal user except that you need to
specify "/usr/sbin/aspppls" as the default shell. The account name will be refered to as <ppp_AC> below.

Next define an IP number and Internet address for the dial in client, whereever necessary (/etc/hosts file, NIS hosts map
and DNS). I will refer to this as <ppp_IP> below.

Now configure /etc/asppp.cf accordingly. E.g.:

ifconfig ipdptp0 plumb <x86_IP> <ppp_IP> netmask 255.255.255.0 mtu 1500 up

defaults
      ipcp_async_map 0
      inactivity_timeout 300            # Approx. 5 min
      debug_level 1
#

path
      interface ipdptp0
      peer_system_name <ppp_AC>

#end of /etc/asppp.cf

<x86_IP> is the IP number of your x86 system running Solaris 2.5.1. and the PPP service.

Next create a file /etc/gateways and enter the line "norip ipdptp0" to it.

Now you are ready to start the PPP daemon: enter "/etc/init.d/asppp start" then check the file /etc/asppp.log where success or error messages are collected.

You may have to do one more thing: issue the command
"/usr/sbin/arp -s <ppp_IP> <x86_ETHERNET#> pub" to make your PPP client public.

I hope I didn't skip anything, so let me know about your progress.

Peter (pxh@mpe-garching.mpg.de)

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