This chapter provides utilites for system interaction with a modem.
The PPP package contains the pppd daemon and the chat program. This is used for connecting to other machines; often for connecting to the Internet via a dial-up or PPPoE connection to an ISP.
PPP support must be compiled into the kernel or available as a kernel module.
Install PPP by running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr && make
Now, as the root user:
make install && make install-etcppp
make install-etcppp: This command puts example configuration files in /etc/ppp.
The PPP daemon requires very little configuration. The main trick is scripting the connection. This can be done either using the chat program which comes with this package or by using WvDial-1.54.0.
defines a conversational exchange between the computer and the modem. Its primary purpose is to establish the connection between the Point-to-Point Protocol Daemon (PPPD) and the remote's pppd process.
is the Point to Point Protocol daemon.
is used to convert PPP record files to a readable format.
is used to print PPP statistics.