startppp - Starts the pppd daemon for PPP dial-in connections
A system configured for PPP dial-in connections answers calls from remote
systems. If your system is configured as a PPP dial-in system, a getty
process is continuously run on the serial line that is connected to a
modem. When a call comes in, getty prompts for a login name. If the login
name matches a PPP user name entry in the /etc/passwd file, getty starts
startppp as a login shell. The startppp program then invokes the
/usr/sbin/pppd command with no arguments.
See Network Administration: Connections for information on setting up your
system as a PPP dial-in system.
Only a person with superuser authority can run the startppp program.
Specifies the command path
File containing options required to support dial-in access for all
Contains the startppp process ID
Commands: chat(8), pppd(8)
Network Administration: Connections