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Cisco Networking Academy Connecting Networks Companion Guide: Point-to-Point Connections

Chapter Description

This chapter covers the terms, technology, and protocols used in serial connections, introducing the High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC) and Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP).

Key Terms

This chapter uses the following key terms. You can find the definitions in the glossary.

  • point-to-point connections page 80
  • clock skew page 82
  • time-division multiplexing (TDM) page 85
  • statistical time-division multiplexing (STDM) page 85
  • data stream page 85
  • transmission link page 85
  • demarcation point page 88
  • null modem page 91
  • DS (digital signal level) page 94
  • E1 page 95
  • E3 page 95
  • bit-oriented page 97
  • Synchronous Data Link Control (SDLC) page 97
  • primary station page 99
  • Cisco 7000 page 103
  • trunk lines page 105
  • Link Control Protocol (LCP) page 105
  • Network Control Protocols (NCPs) page 105
  • Novell IPX page 105
  • SNA Control Protocol page 105
  • Password Authentication Protocol (PAP) page 119
  • Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) page 119
  • fragmentation page 119
  • reassembly page 119
  • message digest 5 (MD5) page 130
  • TACACS/TACACS+ page 135
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