Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) - Metasys - LIT-12011279 - General System Information - Metasys System - 10.1

Network and IT Guidance Technical Bulletin

Brand
Metasys
Product name
Metasys System
Document type
Technical Bulletin
Document number
LIT-12011279
Version
10.1
Revision date
2019-12-20
Language
English

A protocol for communication between two computers using a serial interface, typically a computer connected by phone line to a server. For example, your Internet service provider may provide you with a Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) connection so that the provider’s server can respond to your requests, pass them on to the Internet, and forward your requested Internet responses back to you. PPP uses IP (and is designed to handle others). It is sometimes considered a member of the TCP/IP suite of protocols. Relative to the OSI reference model, PPP provides layer 2 (data-link layer) service. Essentially, it packages your computer TCP/IP packets and forwards them to the server where they can be placed on the Internet.