Configuring the Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP)

Complex SLIP connection scenarios

Many networking scenarios use SLIP to connect two hosts over a dedicated line or via modems. While these scenarios may require some effort to achieve a successful connection, they are simple in that they involve configuration of just one connection. This section provides a description of two more complex scenarios that require multiple connections, including one or more SLIP links, to resolve the scenario's networking needs.

SLIP gateway scenario

The first complex connection scenario is illustrated by ``SLIP gateway scenario''.

SLIP gateway scenario

This scenario assumes that host A needs to access the Internet but has no direct access. To gain Internet access, host A must use SLIP to connect to host B, which does have Internet access. Host B must act as a gateway to the Internet for host A. The special configuration issues for this scenario are:

SLIP server scenario

The second complex connection scenario is illustrated by ``SLIP server scenario''.

SLIP server scenario

The requirements of this scenario are for a single host to act as a SLIP server. Multiple hosts connect to this server using SLIP, and the server provides services (such as Internet access) to these hosts over the SLIP connections. Following are the special configuration issues for the SLIP server:

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