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Practical Linux by Bill Ball, John Ray, Michael Turner, M. Drew Streib

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Adding a PLIP Interface

The Parallel Line Internet Protocol (PLIP) is similar to SLIP because it provides a point-to-point connection between two machines. The difference between the two is that PLIP uses the parallel ports on the computer to provide higher speeds (megabytes per second versus megabytes per minute).

Configuring a PLIP interface

  1. Launch linuxconf and choose PPP/SLIP/PLIP from the Networking, Client Tasks section.

  2. Click the PLIP checkbox and Accept.

  3. Click the Networking tab to bring up the PLIP configuration options, which are shown in Figure 26.5.

  4. Click the Local IP field and type the local machine's IP address.

  5. Click the Remote IP field and type the remote machine's IP address.

  6. Click the Netmask field and enter the network mask for the ...

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