PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol) provides a standard method for transporting multi-protocol datagrams over point-to-point links. In the context of a Nucleus network application, PPP allows IP datagrams to be exchanged with a node at the other end of a point-to-point link. Typically, a client will initiate a PPP connection by using a modem to dial into a foreign server through the public telephone system. However, PPP is also used in environments where the physical medium is not always point-to-point. One such example is Ethernet. The PPPoE and L2TP protocols enable support for transmission of PPP packets over Ethernet.

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