PPP is a protocol for establishing a TCP/IP network between two computers over a serial communication line. PPPD is the name for the daemon that interfaces the serial line with the TCP/IP stack on a POSIX-like system.
Once networking is established, you can use the QNX Momentics IDE debugger as if an Ethernet connection were available. In addition, you can use traditional client tools that are available on Windows (such as FTP, telnet, and TCP/IP file sharing), to access your embedded system.
For example, typical scenarios where PPP (serial) networking might be useful on an embedded system are those that: