PPP and UUCP setup

PPP and UUCP setup

Post by STRAU.. » Thu, 01 Feb 1996 04:00:00

I am trying to set up PPP on a SPARC 10 running Solaris 2.3. We have a board,
running VxWorks (a unix-like embedded OS), which we would like to connect
to the SPARC using PPP across a direct RS-232 connection.

As far as I could figure things out I am supposed to set up UUCP first. Then I
can have PPP use one of my UUCP devices to connect...

My /etc/inet/hosts file contains an entry for the target board. (It is called

The entries in my uucp files are:
in /etc/uucp/Systems
        qlab-target1 Any Direct 9600
in /etc/uucp/Devices
        Direct cua/a - 9600 direct  
The command:
        cu -lcua/a
(which should connect to anything on the serial port, as far as I understand)
responds with
        Parity option error

PPP is installed and running. The command:
        ping qlab-target1
responds after some time with
        no answer from qlab-target1
The relevant lines in the ppp log file /var/adm/log/asppp.log is:
09:58:47 process_ipd_msg: ipdptp0 needs connection                              
Device Type Direct wanted                                                      
09:59:18 process_ppp_msg: PPP_ERROR_IND Maximum number of configure
requests exceeded                                                                          

Any suggestions would be more than welcome! please

Dawie Strauss


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