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ppp

Hi all, can anyone tell me why we use ppp, and why do most isp's use it ?

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Re: ppp

Carl, go over these two links, covers the standard rfc1661, you will understand the why after you read these.

http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1661.html

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/cisintwk/ito_doc/ppp.htm

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Jorge

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Re: ppp

how come we cant just use hdlc, is this cisco's own encapsualtion ?

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Re: ppp

also, why would we use ppp over ethernet ? is this only to carry the authentication ?

Re: ppp

hdlc encapsulation is cisco proprietary, can only be used among cisco devices.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk713/tk317/tsd_technology_support_protocol_home.html

PPPoE encapsulates ppp , see the standard 2516

http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2516.txt

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Re: ppp

can anyone help me on this subject ?

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