Differences Between SLIP and PPP
Although SLIP evolved as the first protocol for transmitting data over serial lines, it has a few limitations. PPP is an enhancement of SLIP and offers a few advantages. The differences between SLIP and PPP are discussed in Table 2.1.
|Can be used only with TCP/IP.||Can be used with multiple protocols.|
|Supports only synchronous transmission of data.||Supports synchronous as well as asynchronous data transmission.|
CSLIP (compressed SLIP) is an advanced version of SLIP. CSLIP supports more throughput compared to SLIP because it uses a compressed version of the IP header unlike SLIP, which does not compress the IP header.