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 connection but PPTP itself does not use encryption.
Compare: Layer Two Tunneling Protocol.
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