SLIP


Stev Knowles (stev@vax.ftp.com)
Sat, 2 Apr 88 15:42:52 EST


slip is an acronym fo Serial Line Internet Protocol. yes, one can even
run IP over a lowly serial line. this does have it's useful aspects.
this allows geographicaly disjoint LANS to have direct routing across
between all the machine on all the lans. when you are connected
properly, routing can be used to allow you to connect from your
machine (the client) to any machine the gateway knows how to find. i
run a slip line to a C-gateway at MIT (my internet link) and on an
in-house machine for testing or our commercial inplementation. slip is
useful for a limited amount of things. it will not replace a real
network connection (*trust me*). we see *real world* throughput of



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