SLIP slipping away
bmw at wezel.com
Sat Mar 15 11:59:24 PDT 2008
> I wasn't going to ask before, but I guess curiosity got the best of
> me. I've been working for an ISP for the past 8 years, so PPP and SLIP
> talk comes up alot. I don't usually post, just read, however I am
> curious about what kind of application could possibly be using slip as
> opposed to ppp now-a-days ??
One legitimate use-case is talking to single-chip embedded CPUs, eg an
Atmel AVR or Mega, or a PIC controller. Very limited code space means
that the networking implementation may be limited to just UDP/IP, and
PPP is way too big, but SLIP is trivially doable.
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