The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) provides a method for transmitting datagrams over serial point-to-point links. PPP is comprised of three main components:
A method for encapsulating datagrams over serial links.
A Link Control Protocol (LCP) for establishing, configuring, and testing the data-link connection.
A family of Network Control Protocols (NCPs) for establishing and configuring different network-layer protocols.
The PPP View visualizer is used to parse and display the PPP packets (such as requests, responses, options etc.).
PPP packet may have encapsulated frames with data inside. It is called “payload”. Payload is formed using different protocols. There are several predefined protocols (such as LCP/ Novell IPX/ AppleTalk etc.).
The current version of the visualizer supports the following protocols: