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Solaris™ Operating Environment Boot Camp by Dominic Butler, David Rhodes

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The Serial Port

To create the connectivity between the local and remote machine, we'll use a modem connected to each machine—the phone line providing the link between the two. This is the most common way of using PPP, although it's also worth noting that the link could simply be a serial cable connected between the two machines if we wish (a method sometimes used for testing a configuration).

We need to set the port up as a “bidirectional” modem to allow data to flow in both directions. Luckily, we showed how to add modems and configure SAF in Chapter 14, “Connecting Serial Devices,” so all that's needed here is to run through the commands required to configure the port to use the parameters shown in Table 15.1.

First, we'll make sure the port ...

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