Serial Line Internet Protocol/Point to Point Protocol. Two methods of connecting to the Internet over standard telephone lines and modems. If you want to connect to the World Wide Web from home, via a modem, you need a SLIP or PPP connection.
a SLIP or PPP connection allows any user who is connecting to the internet via modem, to emulate a direct connection to the internet. Once this connection is established, the user is free to use a software package of their choice(Netscape, Mosaic, Telnet, etc.).
To connect to the Internet via Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP) or Point to Point Protocol (PPP), you need to have TCP/IP software on your computer. When connected by SLIP/PPP, your computer actually becomes another node on the Internet. You can then run popular client software directly. This has an advantage over a shell account where you will have to double download in order to transfer a file by FTP because the data first goes to network and then to a local machine.
serial line interface protocol/point-to-point protocol. These are both standards for connecting directly to the internet, as opposed to having to log on via a host computer.
Two protocols for allowing a computer to connect to the Internet through a dial-up connection, using a modem.
Serial Line Internet Protocol/Point-to-Point Protocol. Allows a computer with a modem to connect to the Internet using TCP/IP. Commonly used to connect to an ISP. With this kind of an account, resources are sent directly to your computer.
Serial Line Interface Protocol/Point to Point Protocol. Lets you connect your computer system to the Internet itself, rather than logging on through an Internet access provider's host computer and issuing commands throuh a shell. SLIP/PPP connections lets you communicate directly with other computers on the network using TCP/IP connections.