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Last modified: Thursday, March 09, 2006 

Short for Point-to-Point Protocol, a method of connecting a computer to the Internet. PPP is more stable than the older SLIP protocol and provides error checking features. Working in the data link layer of the OSI model, PPP sends the computer's TCP/IP packets to a server that puts them onto the Internet.

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Point-to-Point Protocol Extensions charter information 
Provides links to current Internet drafts and Request for Comments (RFC) documents for Point-to-Point Protocol. provides easy-to-understand help for small-network builders. The site contains how-to information for setting up and debugging home-office and small-business networks. Users can also find extensive troubleshooting information, tips on getting applications to work through firewalls, product reviews on network hardware and software, and more. Discussion Forums 
If network connections, sharing computers, router problems or other networking issues are bogging you down, then the discussion forum is the place to be. Here you'll find help and support for all your network-related problems.

FAQ on Point-to-Point Protocol
This document, organized in a table of contents format, contains information about the Internet Point-to-Point Protocol, including a bibliography, a list of public domain and commercial software and hardware implementations, and a section on configuration hints.

IETF PPP Extensions Working Group Charter
Describes the IETF PPP extensions working group and includes contact and mailing list information and links to Internet drafts and Request for Comments documents.

Provides links to an eight part FAQ for PPP.

RFC 1661
Request for Comments (RFC) document for the Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP).

RFC 1994
The full text of the RFC on CHAP.

Briefly describes some of the differences between SLIP and PPP.

Yahoo!'s Point-to-Point Protocol page
Yahoo!'s directory of Point-to-Point Protocol.

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