The OSI Model—Division of Labor
Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
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 ...