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Glossary

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Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)

A protocol that can be used on various physical media, including twisted-pair or fiber-optic lines, or even satellite transmission. A PPP link can transport traffic for protocol suites that include TCP/IP, Appletalk, OSI, IPX, and transparent Ethernet bridging. PPP can handle both synchronous and asynchronous communication.