September 12, 2001

Debug and squeeze your PLIP Connection

Author: JT Smith

"PLIP (Parallel Line Internet Protocol) is simply a protocol to link two computers point to point through a PC parallel port, through which it exchanges IP datagrams. It is not a standard protocol; you will hardly find it outside the Linux operating system or covered in books about networking. It uses, however, a widely available cheap cable commonly known as a Laplink cable or a null printer cable. It provides a full network connection between two computers and, through routing, allows access to and from the rest of the computers, if the two linked computers are on a more complex network." Full article at Linux Journal.
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