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 9  Chapter 0111: Wide Area Networking
      9  IV  TCP/IP Encapsulation Protocols

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SLIP

Slip (Serial Line Internet Protocol) was created by Berkley (U. of CA) for encapsulating data to be transferred by TCP/IP over a modem. Being the same college that added so much to the UNIX operating system, including its solid support for TCP/IP networking, they had specific design goals in mind, limited by the technology of the day. This means that SLIP:

SLIP is still occasionally used out in the real world, and is supported by Microsoft Windows Dial Up Networking clients, so you may encounter it in your work. However, usage of SLIP has decreased over time, as more efficient and versatile remote access protocols have appeared on the scene.

SLIP is slipping away

Can only support TCP/IP

Only works on asynchronous connections

Is limited to 56K/b sec. Connections

Must be manually configured, no auto-configuration

SLIP cannot dynamically adjust bandwidth.



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