Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)

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Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP):

Point-to-Point protocol (PPP) is used to implement TCP/IP over point-to-point connections. It has the basic function of encapsulating Network Layer (Layer 3) protocol information over point-to-point links. PPP uses its own framing method which allows encapsulation of any Layer 3 protocol. Because PPP uses a point-to-point structure, no mapping of protocol addresses is required. PPP utilizes the Link Control Protocol (LCP) to communicate between a PPP client and host. LCP tests the link between client and PPP host and specifies PPP client configuration.

PPP has several capabilities that makes it adaptable to various set-ups:

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