This document is intended for use in setting up your Red Hat 3.0.3 or 4.0 machine to connect to the Internet using PPP.
Red Hat 4 users should note that this document does NOT use the
same system as the Red Hat
netcfg tool. If you are successfully
using this tool to configure, start and stop your PPP *s, then
please continue to do so.
The method for the establishment of PPP discussed in this document follows the 'standard' PPP link establishment method outlined in detail in the full PPP-HOWTO available from Linux Howto Index .
The latest version of the PPP-HOWTO is also available from *InterWeft IT Consultants .
Users of Red Hat 3 and Linux kernel versions earlier than 2.0.x should note that it is recommended that you update your PPP version from 2.1.2 to 2.2f (an rpm - version 2.0.x so it is compatible with the Red Hat 3 standard version of rpm - is available on the Red Hat ftp site.
Ugrading to PPP-2.2f will require you patch your kernel (see the PPP-2.2 documentation for the necesasry instructions). However, the new version of PPP overcomes a number of security issues and encomapsses improvements that are well worth the effort.
This tip assumes you have followed this advice - if you haven't, you are on your own!
This PPP-TIP does NOT cover setting up a connection using PAP/CHAP. It is not difficult to achieve this but you DO need to understand more about what is going on! The PPP-HOWTO provides more information than would conveniently fit into a short tip such as this.