[point-tuh-point] /ˈpɔɪnt təˈpɔɪnt/
a cross-country horse race between specified points, in which each rider is often free to select his or her own course between the points.
(of a route) from one place to the next
(of a radiocommunication link) from one point to another, rather than broadcast
- Point-to-point protocol
communications, protocol (PPP) The protocol defined in RFC 1661, the Internet standard for transmitting network layer datagrams (e.g. IP packets) over serial point-to-point links. PPP has a number of advantages over SLIP; it is designed to operate both over asynchronous connections and bit-oriented synchronous systems, it can configure connections to a remote network dynamically, and […]
- Point-to-point protocol over atm
networking (PPPoA) A network protocol for encapsulating PPP frames in ATM AAL5. It is used mainly with cable modem, DSL and ADSL services. PPPoA offers standard PPP features such as authentication, encryption, and compression. It is very slightly more efficient than PPPoE and, like PPPoE, supports VC-MUX and LLC encapsulation. PPPoA is specified in RFC […]
- Point-to-point tunneling protocol
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 […]
[point-wahyz] /ˈpɔɪntˌwaɪz/ adjective, Mathematics. 1. occurring at each of a given set: pointwise convergence.