Extensively revised and expanded to cover the latest developments in PPP and network technology, this second edition addresses such current topics as:
PPP Design, Implementation, and Debugging, Second Edition, provides an overview of PPP design and operation, and follows PPP in detail through each of its three main stages--link establishment, authentication, and data transmission. Each PPP protocol is described in depth, including LCP (Link Control Protocol), CCP (Compression Control Protocol), and ECP (Encryption Control Protocol). PPP's relationship to other networking protocols is also examined.
- PPP in today's telecommunications infrastructure
- PPP and telephony
- Optical (SONET/SDH) PPP links
- The relationship between PPP and routing protocols (such as OSPF)
- Security services, including RADIUS
- PPP and L2TP virtual private networks
- The design of the popular ANU ppp-2.3 implementation
In addition, this book offers an experience-based troubleshooting guide that describes proven solutions to common PPP problems.
The accompanying CD-ROM contains samples of PPP implementations and many useful reference documents.
About the Author James Carlson
is a member of the Solaris Networking group at Sun Microsystems, Inc., where he is working on the next generation of PPP implementation for Solaris™. Previously he held positions at IronBridge Networks, Bay Networks (Xylogics), and Data General. Mr. Carlson has a M.S./C.S. from Boston University and a B.S./E.E. from Carnegie-Mellon.