1. [syn: palatopharyngoplasty, PPP, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, UPPP]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: surgical resection of unnecessary palatal and oropharyngeal
tissue to open the airway; intended to cure extreme cases
of snoring (with or without sleep apnea) [syn:
palatopharyngoplasty, PPP, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty,
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):
Point-to-Point Protocol (Internet, PPP, RFC 1171/1661)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
(PPP) The protocol defined in
RFC 1661, the Internet standard for transmitting network
layer datagrams (e.g. IP packets) over serial
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 test that the link is usable.
PPP can be configured to encapsulate different network layer
protocols (such as IP, IPX, or AppleTalk) by using the
appropriate Network Control Protocol (NCP).
RFC 1220 describes how PPP can be used with remote bridging.
Usenet newsgroup: news:comp.protocols.ppp.
A paper on PPP