link control protocol



  • noun a protocol used to create a link between two computers to allow information to be transferred. LCP provides similar functions to the PPP protocol but includes better security and authentication.
  • noun rules defining the transmission of data over a channel.


  • (written as Link Control Protocol)
    A protocol utilized to ascertain whether a communications link is acceptable. It does so by verifying factors such as packet size limits, authentication of peers, and proper encapsulation. Its abbreviation is LCP.
  • acronymLCP
    (written as Link Control Protocol)