Point to Point Protocol accounts and Serial Line Internet Protocol accounts, referred to as PPP and SLIP accounts, offer direct links to Internet routers from modem dial-ups and networks. SLIP, however, is less powerful and has been mostly superseded by PPP. PPP and SLIP accounts can both access e-mail, the World Wide Web, and other Internet services. When connected via a PPP link, your computer becomes part of the Internet for the duration of the call. These accounts also allow you to download a new Internet application from the Net and begin using it immediately. For more information on PPP and SLIP accounts, please contact your local Internet service provider.
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