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startppp(8)							  startppp(8)



NAME

  startppp - Starts the	pppd daemon for	PPP dial-in connections

SYNOPSIS

  /usr/sbin/startppp

DESCRIPTION

  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.

RESTRICTIONS

  Only a person	with superuser authority can run the startppp program.

FILES

  /usr/sbin/startppp
      Specifies	the command path

  /etc/ppp/options
      File containing options required to support dial-in access for all
      remote users.

  /etc/ppp/pppxx.pid
      Contains the startppp process ID

SEE ALSO

  Commands: chat(8), pppd(8)

  Network: ppp_manual_setup(7)

  Network Administration: Connections