What does L2TP mean in Telecom?

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Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol

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Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol
In computer networking, Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol is a tunneling protocol used to support virtual private networks or as part of the delivery of services by ISPs. It does not provide any encryption or confidentiality by itself. Rather, it relies on an encryption protocol that it passes within the tunnel to provide privacy.

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