There is amazingly little information available about how to setup and run a SLIP or PPP connection, especially for SGI systems. This WWW tree is my attempt to rectify that lack.
This WWW tree provides general information on how to setup and run a dialup IP connection on an SGI workstation. There is also information on how to select and configure a modem, and how to get or build a modem cable. There are also tips on how to track down a problem.
Supporting SGI's customers is not part of my job description, but we are encouraged to do what we can if it doesn't impact our normal work. I used to support SGI employees SLIP and PPP needs, I am also providing the information to the net at large. If you need additional help, I will provide it as my time permits. Please send me email (address at the bottom of the page) about any errors that you find in this document. Make sure that you are sending me a valid email address (not all are), there's not much I can do if you don't...
I realize that there is a lot of information in these pages, and it appears intimidating at first glance. Dialup IP is a complex problem, and it usually takes many years to learn the kind of information I've made available here. I try to improve the pages when the questions I get imply that they are confusing. However, questions from the net are starting to take too much of my time, and if I don't see some evidence in your question that you've read this info, I may not help.
PLEASE! I don't have any experience (that I'm going to admit to, anyway) on anything except SGI systems (and it isn't Microsloth!), so please restrict your questions to IRIX related issues! Because of my time constraints, I've had to make a new policy of ignoring unrelated questions and invalid email addresses. Thank you.
NOTE: I have changed jobs within SGI. I no longer have anything to do with supporting PPP, or modems, or ... These pages are likely to have little future updating, and I will have even less time to answer your questions. Please be patient and understanding...
There are several steps to configure SLIP or PPP on an SGI (aka IRIS) workstation. Each major section is it's own page:
I hope and intend that this documentation can help you with your PPP connection problems. My other commitments (like work) permitting, I will attempt to help you on issues not covered, or that you are unclear on. Please make sure that you provide me a valid return email address! (I won't try to fix it).
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