Serial Line Internet Protocol

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A protocol which enables the use of TCP-IP over a simple serial line, for example a phone line. It is a very simple protocol which suffers from a number of drawbacks: for example, it does not provide for authentication, it does not carry out any error detection, and it is not an approved Internet standard, so that there are many incompatible versions in existence. See also Point-to-Point Protocol.

Subjects: Computing.

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