Using and Managing Ppp
Andrew SunISBN: 1565923219; 9781565923218;
The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) has overwhelmingly taken the lead for use with modems and other serial communications because it is powerful and widely available. PPP permits all kinds of traffic, using popular Internet protocols (TCP/IP) and some proprietary ones. PPP is more secure than its older cousin SLIP, supporting several ways to authenticate users. This book is for network administrators and others who have to set up a computer system to use PPP. It covers all aspects of the protocol, including how to set up dial-in servers, authentication, debugging, and PPP options. In addition, it contains overviews of related areas, like serial communications, DNS setup, and routing.