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TCP/IP Guide by Charles M. Kozierok

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Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) Overview and Fundamentals

Even as SLIP was being documented, work was underway on a newer protocol that would provide full-featured IP transmission over direct links between pairs of devices. The result is PPP, which defines a complete method for robust data link connectivity between devices using serial lines or other physical layers. It includes numerous capabilities and features, including error detection, compression, authentication, and encryption.

The proliferation of serial links, especially for dial-up Internet access, has led to the widespread use of PPP. PPP is now one of the most popular layer 2 WAN technologies in the networking world, and has replaced SLIP as the standard for serial connections on all ...

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