serial line internet protocol

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by electronis whiz, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. electronis whiz

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2010
    I was working on one of my older switches today. a 3com 3300MM 24 port 10/100 switch. I changed the I.P settings, and one of the things it asks for is a SLIP I.P address, and subnet mask. I googled slip, but what I can find on it isn't very informative. what Wikipedia said is it was basically a predecessor to PPP. what does PPP have to do with an Ethernet switch though? because Ethernet is not point to point. makes me wonder does that allow I.P traffic over the console port? and if so would that allow me to access the web interface without using Ethernet? sounds like a fairly old protocol, so info is kind f hard to find.
    anyone know anything about this?