pppd is a daemon, not a package. it is in the ppp package, which is still in Debian
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Note: the pppd package is not available anymore in Debian, at least since 2021.
In networking, the Point-to-Point Protocol, or PPP, is a data link protocol commonly used to establish a direct connection between two nodes over serial cable, phone line, trunk line, cellular telephone, specialized radio links, or fiber optic links. (read more on Wikipedia). If you access the Internet through a modem connected to a dial-up phone line (including mobile modems), then the connection is negotiated using PPP. Some VPNs also use PPP.
Sharing : ?Internet_Connection_Sharing
PPPoE PPP-Over-Ethernet (for DSL modems, etc.)
- About PPP :