PPP runs at the Datalink layer (ISO layer 2), providing symmetric, peer-to-peer connections utilizing encapsulation, transmission and link management services for the upper layer network protocols. Modems, routers and even workstations utilize PPP for various serial connections.

  • Basics
  • Frame Format
  • Connection States
  • Connection Process
  • Authtentication
    • Password Authentication Protocol
    • Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol
  • MAC addresses
  • Link Control Protocol
  • Network Control Protocol
  • Internet Protocol Control Protocol
  • Compression
    • Van Jacobson

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