<communications, protocol> (PPP) The protocol
defined in RFC 1661
, the Internet
standard for transmitting network layer
datagrams (e.g. IP
packets) over serial point-to-point links.
PPP has a number of advantages over SLIP
; it is designed to operate both over asynchronous
connections and bit-oriented synchronous
systems, it can configure connections to a remote network dynamically, and test that the link is usable. PPP can be configured to encapsulate different network layer protocols (such as IP
, or AppleTalk
) by using the appropriate Network Control Protocol (NCP).
RFC 1220 describes how PPP can be used with remote bridging.
A paper on PPP (ftp://ftp.uu.net/vendor/MorningStar/papers/sug91-cheapIP.ps.Z).