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point-to-point tunneling protocol

point-to-point tunneling protocol in Technology
communications, protocol
(PPTP) A tunneling protocol for connecting Windows NT clients and servers over Remote Access Services (RAS). PPTP can be used to create a Virtual Private Network between computers running NT. It is an extension of PPP sponsored by Microsoft.
Microsoft Point to Point Encryption may be used with PPTP to provide an encrypted connection but PPTP itself does not use encryption.
Compare: Layer Two Tunneling Protocol.
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(1998-09-23)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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