Chapter 13. Dial-Up Networking Services: SLIP and PPP

Linux provides two protocols for serial-line connectivity. Specifically, connectivity is through a modem, whether it is an asynchronous, an ISDN, or a synchronous modem. The two protocols are Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP) and Point-to-Point (PPP). Both protocols provide the functionality to establish connectivity with a remote system. The connection is made to an Internet service provider (ISP) or through a gateway.

The first part of this chapter focuses on the SLIP protocol. The last part of the chapter examines PPP in detail.

Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP)

In this first section, we examine SLIP in detail. Although PPP is the more widely used dial-up protocol, SLIP continues to be ...

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