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Last change on this file since fb2e525 was fb2e525, checked in by Randy McMurchy <randy@…>, 15 years ago

Modified a heavily used (bookwise) FTP download repo to use an entity and created the entity with a known good FTP repo

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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.5/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6
7 <!ENTITY ppp-download-http "http://samba.org/ftp/ppp/ppp-&ppp-version;.tar.gz">
8 <!ENTITY ppp-download-ftp "&gentoo-ftp-repo;/ppp-&ppp-version;.tar.gz">
9 <!ENTITY ppp-md5sum "183800762e266132218b204dfb428d29">
10 <!ENTITY ppp-size "673 KB">
11 <!ENTITY ppp-buildsize "5.6 MB">
12 <!ENTITY ppp-time "0.1 SBU">
13]>
14
15<sect1 id="ppp" xreflabel="PPP-&ppp-version;">
16 <?dbhtml filename="ppp.html"?>
17
18 <sect1info>
19 <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
20 <date>$Date$</date>
21 </sect1info>
22
23 <title>PPP-&ppp-version;</title>
24
25 <indexterm zone="ppp">
26 <primary sortas="a-PPP">PPP</primary>
27 </indexterm>
28
29 <sect2 role="package">
30 <title>Introduction to PPP</title>
31
32 <para>The <application>PPP</application> package contains the
33 <command>pppd</command> daemon and the <command>chat</command>
34 program. This is used for connecting to other machines; often for connecting to
35 the Internet via a dial-up or PPPoE connection to an ISP.</para>
36
37 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Package Information</bridgehead>
38 <itemizedlist spacing="compact">
39 <listitem>
40 <para>Download (HTTP): <ulink url="&ppp-download-http;"/></para>
41 </listitem>
42 <listitem>
43 <para>Download (FTP): <ulink url="&ppp-download-ftp;"/></para>
44 </listitem>
45 <listitem>
46 <para>Download MD5 sum: &ppp-md5sum;</para>
47 </listitem>
48 <listitem>
49 <para>Download size: &ppp-size;</para>
50 </listitem>
51 <listitem>
52 <para>Estimated disk space required: &ppp-buildsize;</para>
53 </listitem>
54 <listitem>
55 <para>Estimated build time: &ppp-time;</para>
56 </listitem>
57 </itemizedlist>
58
59 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">PPP Dependencies</bridgehead>
60
61 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Optional</bridgehead>
62 <para role="optional"><xref linkend="libpcap"/> (needed to do PPP filtering)
63 and <ulink url="http://linux-atm.sourceforge.net/">Linux ATM</ulink> (to
64 build the pppoatm.so plugin)</para>
65
66 <para condition="html" role="usernotes">User Notes:
67 <ulink url="&blfs-wiki;/PPP"/></para>
68
69 </sect2>
70
71 <sect2 role="installation">
72 <title>Installation of PPP</title>
73
74 <note id="ppp-kernel">
75 <para><application>PPP</application> support must be
76 compiled into the kernel or available as a kernel module.</para>
77 </note>
78
79 <indexterm zone="ppp ppp-kernel">
80 <primary sortas="d-PPP-support">PPP support</primary>
81 </indexterm>
82
83 <para>Install <application>PPP</application> by running the
84 following commands:</para>
85
86<screen><userinput>./configure --prefix=/usr &amp;&amp;
87make</userinput></screen>
88
89 <para>This package does not come with a test suite.</para>
90
91 <para>Now, as the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:</para>
92
93<screen role='root'><userinput>make install &amp;&amp;
94make install-etcppp</userinput></screen>
95
96 </sect2>
97
98 <sect2 role="commands">
99 <title>Command Explanations</title>
100
101 <para><command>make install-etcppp</command>: This command puts example
102 configuration files in <filename class="directory">/etc/ppp</filename>.</para>
103
104 </sect2>
105
106 <sect2 role="configuration">
107 <title>Configuring PPP</title>
108
109 <sect3 id="ppp-config">
110 <title>Config Files</title>
111
112 <para><filename>/etc/ppp/*</filename></para>
113
114 <indexterm zone="ppp ppp-config">
115 <primary sortas="e-etc-ppp-star">/etc/ppp/*</primary>
116 </indexterm>
117
118 </sect3>
119
120 <sect3>
121 <title>Configuration Information</title>
122
123 <para>The <application>PPP</application> daemon requires very little
124 configuration. The main trick is scripting the connection. This can be done
125 either using the <command>chat</command> program which comes with
126 this package or by using <xref linkend="wvdial"/>.</para>
127
128 </sect3>
129
130 </sect2>
131
132 <sect2 role="content">
133 <title>Contents</title>
134
135 <segmentedlist>
136 <segtitle>Installed Programs</segtitle>
137 <segtitle>Installed Libraries</segtitle>
138 <segtitle>Installed Directories</segtitle>
139
140 <seglistitem>
141 <seg>chat, pppd, pppdump, pppoe-discovery and pppstats</seg>
142 <seg>Several plugin modules installed in
143 <filename class='directory'>/usr/lib/pppd/2.4.3</filename></seg>
144 <seg>/etc/ppp, /usr/include/pppd and /usr/lib/pppd</seg>
145 </seglistitem>
146 </segmentedlist>
147
148 <variablelist>
149 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
150 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
151 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
152
153 <varlistentry id="chat">
154 <term><command>chat</command></term>
155 <listitem>
156 <para>defines a conversational exchange between the computer and the
157 modem. Its primary purpose is to establish the connection between the
158 Point-to-Point Protocol Daemon (PPPD) and the remote
159 <command>pppd</command> process.</para>
160 <indexterm zone="ppp chat">
161 <primary sortas="b-chat">chat</primary>
162 </indexterm>
163 </listitem>
164 </varlistentry>
165
166 <varlistentry id="pppd">
167 <term><command>pppd</command></term>
168 <listitem>
169 <para>is the Point to Point Protocol daemon.</para>
170 <indexterm zone="ppp pppd">
171 <primary sortas="b-pppd">pppd</primary>
172 </indexterm>
173 </listitem>
174 </varlistentry>
175
176 <varlistentry id="pppdump">
177 <term><command>pppdump</command></term>
178 <listitem>
179 <para>is used to convert
180 <application>PPP</application> record files to a readable
181 format.</para>
182 <indexterm zone="ppp pppdump">
183 <primary sortas="b-pppdump">pppdump</primary>
184 </indexterm>
185 </listitem>
186 </varlistentry>
187
188 <varlistentry id="pppstats">
189 <term><command>pppstats</command></term>
190 <listitem>
191 <para>is used to print
192 <application>PPP</application> statistics.</para>
193 <indexterm zone="ppp pppstats">
194 <primary sortas="b-pppstats">pppstats</primary>
195 </indexterm>
196 </listitem>
197 </varlistentry>
198
199 </variablelist>
200
201 </sect2>
202
203</sect1>
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