Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)

When industry experts began to design the PPP standard, they had a much better idea of what features would be useful for the emerging Internet. They also knew that modems and phone lines were getting faster and could support a greater amount of protocol overhead. PPP was an effort to address some of the shortcomings of SLIP.

The designers of PPP also wanted PPP to be capable of dynamically negotiating configuration settings at the beginning of a connection and to be capable of managing the link between the communicating computers throughout the session.

How PPP Works

PPP is really a collection of protocols that interact to supply a full complement of modem-based networking features. The design of PPP evolved through ...

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