PPP Updated: 11/24/01


PPP comes with HP-UX 10.30 and later.

The PPP manual "Installing and Adminsistering PPP" (Part No. B2355-90137)
can be viewed online at:

o <http://docs.hp.com/hpux/onlinedocs/B2355-90137/B2355-90137.html>

Or purchased in hardcopy form from:

o
<http://software.hp.com/cgi-bin/swdepot_parser.cgi/cgi/displayProductInfo.pl?productNumber=B8679BA:B2355-90137>

Follow these steps to configure PPP on your 11.x system:

1. Execute the GSP (Guardian Service Processor) DR command to
disable
the remote.

Note: It is not necessary to run this command if the modem is on
the MUX (mulitplexer) port.

2. Modify the 19200 entry in /etc/gettydefs to include the following
information:

19200 #B19200 HUPCL CS8 SANE ISTRIP IXANY TAB3
#B19200 SANE CS8 ISTRIP IXANY TAB3 HUPCL
#login: #19200

3. Create a device file for calling into a remote console port:

mksf -C tty -H 0/0/4/0 -m 0x000202 /dev/ttyd0p2

Note: For MUX cards, use SAM (System Administration Manager) or
use the following command:

mksf -d <mux_driver> -H <hw_path> -I <instance> \
-p <port_number> -a 2

4. Add the following line in /etc/inittab:

a1:3:respawn:/usr/bin/pppd <hostname>:<remote_host_IP> netmask
<netmask> idle 150 requireauth <port_device_file> 19200

Note: See the pppd(1) man page for more information.

5. Re-initialize the /etc/inittab file so that the changes will take
effect:

init q

6. Edit /etc/ppp/Auth against authentication of dial-up networking
users:

<username> <password_in_cleartext> ...
... <optional_address_restrictions>

Note: Please see the ppp.Auth(4) man page for more
information.

7. Next, test the ppp connection from a PC. Launch:

Start
--> Programs
--> Accessories
--> Dial-up Networking

Use the same username/passwd pair that was entered into the
/etc/ppp/Auth file.

As for HP-UX 9.x and 10.x, there are a couple options:

o iij-ppp: a public-domain PPP implementation that has been ported to
HP-UX

Check out Barthold Lichtenbelt's "PPP for HP-UX" web page at:

o <http://www.interex.org/~borg/ppp.html>

This page provides instructions for installing and configuring
iij-ppp.

o Sun/Cobalt/Progressive Systems/Morningstar PPP: Once upon a time,
this
was a fine, supported product. Due to merger-mania, Sun now owns
this
product, but offers no support for it. Expect no further
development.
But, you can still buy a license for the product if you ask your Sun
salesperson. The product offers PPP and SLiP on HP-UX 9.x or 10.x
systems. Works with SecurID[R] cards and dialback modems.

It is a good idea to install the latest Mux/Pty patch before using PPP:

o 11.11: patch PHNE_27760
o 11.00: patch PHNE_27788
o 10.20: patch PHNE_21872
o 10.10: patch PHNE_20838
o 10.0x: patch PHNE_9436

For additional general information on PPP and SLIP, check out:

o <http://www.stokely.com/unix.serial.port.resources/ppp.slip.html>



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