SUMMARY: (more) Configuring PPP on Solaris 2.x

Date: Mon Feb 12 1996 - 06:45:00 CST

Dear Sun Managers,

After I posted my last summary about PPP, I received another message, which I'm
posting to the list as other readers will probably be interested in it.

Once again, thanks for everyones help.

- For Solaris 2.[3,4] there is an excellent document written by Michael
McKnight <> called 'Outbound PPP Setup Guide for
Solaris 2.x' which describes in great detail how you *CAN* do dynamic IP
addressing despite Sun saying it can not been done. I've used that method
for several months and it worked great. The URL of the document is:

- For Solaris 2.5 it is dead easy. All you need to do is to put

negotiate_address on

into your /etc/ and Solaris will accept any decent address.

If you have maintenance and access to SunSolve, there is also a very good
InfoDoc on PPP by SunService (infodoc/11976) which together with 'Celeste's
Tutorial on Modems and Terminals' are, IMHO the holy books of PPP and comms..
URL of the Celeste's Tutorial is

If you need any additional info feel free to drop me a line.

Hope this helps.

Nino Margetic <>
The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford.
Tel: +44 1865 740 005		Fax: +44 1865 742 196

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