Remote Access Protocols and Services

  • Define the function of the following remote access protocols and services:

    • Remote Access Service (RAS)

    • Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)

    • Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)

    • Independent Computing Architecture (ICA)

Protocols and services are needed for establishing remote connections. The following sections discuss these protocols and services:

  • Remote Access Service (RAS)

  • Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP)

  • Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)

  • Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)

  • Independent Computing Architecture (ICA)

Each of these protocols and services has advantages, disadvantages, and limitations, but each has a place in establishing remote connectivity.

This chapter begins its discussion of remote access technologies ...

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