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Linux PPP HOWTO
Linux PPP HOWTO
Robert Hart, v3.0, 31 March 1997
This document shows how to connect your Linux PC to a PPP server, how to
use PPP to link two LANs together and provides one method of setting up
your Linux computer as a PPP server.The document also provides help in
debugging non-functional PPP connections.
This document is distributed under the terms of the GPL (GNU Public
This document will be posted to comp.os.linux.answers as new versions of
the document are produced. It is also available in HTML format at:-
Other formats (SGML, ASCII, postscript, DVI) are available from
Howtos - other formats.
As sunsite.unc.edu carries a very heavy load, please use an appropriate
mirror site close to you.
A growing number of people have provided me with assistance in preparing
this document. Special thanks go to Al Longyear for the guidance on PPP
itself (if there are mistakes here, they are mine not his), Greg Hankins
(maintainer of the Linux Howto system)and Debi Tackett
(of MaximumAccess.com) for many helpful suggestions on style, content
order, logic and clarity of explanations.
Finally, to the many people who have contacted me by email offering
comments - my thanks. As with all HOWTO authors, the satisfaction of
helping is all the payment we receive and it is enough. By writing this
HOWTO I am repaying in a small way the debt I - and all other Linux
users - owe to the people who write and maintain our OS of choice.