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For instance, the client must first establish a TCP connection to the server, which involves a three-way handshake between the client and server. After the TCP connection has been established, the client must then establish an end-to-end session with the server, which involves the session layer (which also dictates the dialect of the protocol used between the two). The session layer establishes a virtual channel between the workstation and server, performing validation of user authenticity against an authority, such as a domain controller. With the session established, the client then fetches a list of available shared resources and attempts to connect to that resource, which requires that the client’s authorization to acce...


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Three-way Handshake.