O'Reilly logo

TCP/IP Guide by Charles M. Kozierok

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 6. OSI REFERENCE MODEL LAYERS

image with no caption

In this chapter, we look at the individual layers of the OSI Reference Model. Each layer in the OSI model has certain characteristics that define it, and also various protocols normally associated with it. I'll describe how each layer functions in the OSI layer stack, outline the specific types of activities for which each is normally responsible, and provide some examples of the technologies and protocols that reside at each layer. Understanding the nuances of each layer will help you understand all the technologies that use them.

Keep in mind, however, that the descriptions in this section are generic. To ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required