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System Administration Guide: Network Services
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Configuring User-Specific Options

This section contains detailed information about setting up users on the dial-in server.

Configuring $HOME/.ppprc on a Dial-in Server

The $HOME/.ppprc file is intended for users who are configuring preferred PPP options. As administrator, you can also configure $HOME/.ppprc for users.

The options in $HOME/.ppprc are privileged only when the user who is invoking the file is privileged.

When a caller uses the pppd command to initiate a call, the .ppprc file is the second file that is checked by the pppd daemon.

See Setting Up Users of the Dial-in Server for instructions about setting up $HOME/.ppprc on the dial-in server.

Configuring $HOME/.ppprc on a Dial-out Machine

The $HOME/.ppprc file is not needed on the dial-out machine for Solaris PPP 4.0 to work correctly. Additionally, you do not need to have a $HOME/.ppprc on a dial-out machine, except for special circumstances. Create one or more .ppprc files if you do the following:

  • Allow multiple users with differing communications needs to call remote peers from the same machine. In such an instance, create individual .ppprc files in the home directories of each user who must dial out.

  • Need to specify options that control problems specific to your link, such as disabling Van Jacobson compression. See James Carlson's PPP Design, Implementation, and Debugging and the pppd(1M) man page for assistance in troubleshooting link problems.

Because the .ppprc file is most often used when configuring a dial-in server, refer to How to Configure Users of the Dial-in Server for configuration instructions for .ppprc.

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