7.3. Remote Access Protocols

A remote access protocol manages the connection between a remote computer and a remote access server. These are the primary remote access protocols that are in use today:

  • Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP)

  • Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) and Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE)

  • Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)

  • Remote Access Services (RAS)

  • Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)

7.3.1. Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP)

In 1984, students at the University of California, Berkeley, developed SLIP for UNIX as a way to transmit TCP/IP over serial connections (such as modem connections over POTS). SLIP operates at both the Physical and Data Link layers of the OSI model. Today, SLIP is found in many network operating ...

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