On serial lines, a ``de facto'' standard known as SLIP or
Serial Line IP is frequently used.
A modification of SLIP is known as CSLIP, or compressed SLIP,
and performs compression of IP-headers to make better use of the
relatively low bandwidth provided by serial links. A different serial protocol is PPP, or Point-to-Point Protocol.
PPP has many more features than SLIP, including a link negotiation
phase. Its main advantage over SLIP is, however, that it isn't
limited to transporting IP-datagrams, but that it was designed to
allow for any type of datagrams to be transmitted.
Thu Mar 7 23:22:06 EST 1996