Linux as PPP server
Posted on 2000-03-29
I know it's been asked a hundred times before, but I've already spent about 50 points looking up PAQ's and still cannot find the correct answer.
Here's the deal... setting up our RedHat 6.1 as a ppp dialin server.
I installed mgetty. I can dial in and get a shell account access.
How do I turn that to ppp?
I read PPP-HOWTO and that seems hacky... log in, type ppp, then negotiate PPP on the client end? That's bad form.
I read some stuff on comp.os.linux.networking, which helped a little, but not completely.
What I need to know:
Once mgetty is set up (I did compile with -DAUTO_PPP) what next?
How do you set up the pap-secrets file? On the newsgroup I saw that you only need:
* * "" *
How does the client receive it's IP? Do I need DHCP server set up on the dialin server?
Basically: Once mgetty is installed, what files need to be edited, and how?
Thanks... I know this is a huge repeat question, but like I said, I read 6 or 7 PAQ's and didnt get my full answer.