Talk:Serial Line Internet Protocol

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SLIP is a data link layer protocol, please correct if i am wrong.


This article claims

"The compression algorithm used in CSLIP is known as Van Jacobson TCP/IP Header Compression. CSLIP has no effect on the data payload of a packet and is independent of any compression by the serial line modem used for transmission. It reduces the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) header from 20 bytes to seven bytes."

Van Jacobson TCP/IP Header Compression claims "Van Jacobson compression reduces the normal 40 byte TCP/IP packet headers down to 3-4 bytes for the average case."

Can anyone explain this discrepancy? Plugwash (talk) 02:29, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

I'm not an expert on this stuff, so I welcome clarifications, but it seems to me that the IP header and the TCP header are each 20 bytes, so together we have 40 bytes to be compressed. If so, the article could be better written. Ksn (talk) 17:57, 7 June 2012 (UTC)


Is there a STD/RFC or a well known implementation for SLIP + IPv6? Otherwise the "Internet layer" should be cleaned.

--Tschäfer (talk) 11:46, 8 March 2015 (UTC)