Acronym for Serial Line Internet Protocol. A data link protocol that allows transmission of TCP/IP data packets over dial-up telephone connections, thus enabling a computer or a LAN (local area network) to be connected to the Internet or some other network. It is an older, less secure protocol than the PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol) and does not support dynamic allocation of IP addresses. A newer form of SLIP, known as CSLIP (Compressed SLIP), optimizes transmission of long documents by compressing header information. See also data link, IP. Compare PPP.
(Serial Line Internet Protocol):
A standard for using a regular telephone line (a serial line) and a modem to connect a computer as a real Internet site. SLIP has largely been replaced by PPP.
Serial Line Internet Protocol. SLIP is currently a de facto standard, commonly used for point-to-point serial communications.
ETYM as. slipe, slip.
1. An accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; SYN. trip.
2. An inadvertent mistake; SYN. slipup, miscue.
3. The act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning); SYN. elusion, eluding.
4. A young and slender person.
5. A small piece of paper; SYN. slip of paper.
6. A flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air; SYN. sideslip.
7. Potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics.
1. To slide suddenly
2. To move smoothly and easily.
3. To pass on stealthily; SYN. sneak.
4. To insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly.
5. To pass out of one's memory; SYN. slip one's mind.
6. To get worse; SYN. drop off, drop away, fall away.