Link Control Protocol (LCP)—
A protocol used by PPP to establish, manage, and terminate dial-up connections.
Maximum Receive Unit (MRU)—
The maximum length for the data enclosed in a PPP frame.
A device that translates a digital signal to or from an analog signal.
Network Control Protocol (NCP)—
One of a family of protocols designed to interface PPP with specific protocol suites.
A connection consisting of exactly two communicating devices sharing a transmission line.
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)—
A dial-up protocol. PPP supports TCP/IP and also other network protocol suites. PPP is newer and more powerful than SLIP.
Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP)—
An early TCP/IP-based dial-up protocol.