PPP : Java Glossary


PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol). The protocol for dialling up an Internet provider. It lets you simultaneously browse remote machines while file transfers go on in the background. It is gradually replacing the older, slower and more complicated to configure SLIP protocol. PPP also lets you send Novell Netware traffic over the line to simulate a LAN (Local Area Network). Like DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol), PPP automatically assign the workstation dialling in an IP (Internet Protocol), and some DNS (Domain Name Service) servers. With cable access, the cable modem connects to a local Ethernet LAN. PPP is no longer needed.

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