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What does PPTP stand for?

PPTP stands for Protocol for Point to Point


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PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol) is a protocol for communication between two computers using a serial interface, typically a personal computer connected by...
Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) is a protocol (set of communication rules) that allows corporations to extend their own corporate network through private 'tunnels' over the public Internet.
"[28] A book on Ethernet in the first mile notes that DHCP can obviously be used instead of PPPoE to configure a host for an IP session, although it points out that DHCP is not a complete replacement for PPPoE if some encapsulation is also desired (although VLAN bridges can fulfill this function) and that furthermore DHCP does not provide (subscriber) authentication, suggesting that IEEE 802. 1X is also needed for a "complete solution" sans PPPoE. [29] (This book assumes that PPPoE is leveraged for other features of PPP besides encapsulation, including IPCP for host configuration, and PAP or CHAP for authentication. ) There are security reasons to use PPPoE in a (non-DSL/ATM) shared-medium environment, such as power line communication networks, in order to create separate tunnels for each customer. [30] See also[edit] Multiprotocol Encapsulation over ATM Point-to-Point Protocol daemon Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol Point-to-Point.
If you use a VPN client on Microsoft Windows, odds are it supports the Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP).