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OSPF: A Network Routing Protocol by Phani Raj Tadimety

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CHAPTER 4

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The OSI Model—Division of Labor

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.

J. M. Barrie

This chapter explores how the complex task of networking is made simpler by a standard segmentation of its various constituent activities, as well as by the assignment of these segregated tasks to various distinct, interlinked logical entities for better implementation.

The OSI Reference Standard

The task of networking is vast and complicated. It is but natural to divide this job into sets of smaller subtasks for the sake of simplicity. The International Organization for Standardization (IOS) sponsored the Open System ...

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