Summary: Solaris 2.3 PPP and MacPPP

From: Rahul Roy (
Date: Mon Apr 10 1995 - 14:02:24 CDT

Thanks to all the replies I got .........
My original posting :

>Hi Managers !!
> Does anyone know how to troubleshoot a point to point
>protocol setup involving a Solaris 2.3 server and a MacPPP host machine ??
>I am not able to get past an establishment message on the Mac far
>as I know, I have configured the server side correctly (/etc/ file).
>Rahul Roy

You can set the debug option in /etc/, here's my entry:

ifconfig ipdptp0 plumb upstage ups netmask + up
        interface ipdptp0
        debug_level 9
        peer_system_name ups # name in /etc/uucp/Systems
        inactivity_timeout 600 # allow ten minutes before timing out

This causes copius info in /var/adm/log/asppp.log. Hopefully you will
be able to see what is happening.


Glenn Satchell       

try setting the Mac to get its address from the server rather than setting it in the MacPPP setup.

I had similar problems where I would get to the Establishment phase and the Network phase would never complete , but once I switched to allow the remote end (an Annex terminal server in my case) to provide the address to the Mac it all worked fine and I now have a reliable 28.8K PPP connection.

hope this helps


Frank -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

The first thing I did before hooking my Mac up to a 2.3 machine was to get the PPP patch installed (101425-04). This is a back-port of PPP from Solaris 2.4. Never had any problems from the word go.

(Mac System 7.1, MacPPP 2.0.1, MacTCP 2.0.4 / 2.0.6)


Peter B.

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