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
Specifies the command path File containing options
required to support dial-in access for all remote users.
Contains the startppp process ID
Commands: chat(8), pppd(8)
Network Administration: Connections
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