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Re: [SLE] Proper netmask configuration?
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 20:02:02 +0200
  • Message-id: <200405042002.02417.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 04 May 2004 19.45, James D. Ivey wrote:
> What is a PtP connection, btw?

It's a connection between two single machines (point to point) as opposed to
most routing rules which connects networks, or single machines to networks.
It can be used for a number of things, with the point to point protocol
daemon pppd (usually dialup connections), but also certain types of DSL uses
some form of point-to-point to connect through the DSL modem. Another use is
in VPN.

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