Tutorial: The OSI Reference Model for Network Protocols

Posted on Sunday, Mar 25 2007 @ 06:53 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Learn how network protocols work by studying the OSI reference model. Includes a correlation between TCP/IP and the OSI reference model.

Here is a snippet: "OSI is a model that is used to understand how network protocols work. Usually when we are studying how networks work this is one of the first topics on the study guide. The problem, however, is that usually people don't understand why this model exists nor how it really works - even people that memorized the names of all the seven layers of this model to take an exam at college or a certification exam still have no clue. In this tutorial we will explain you why the OSI model exists and how it works and we will also present a quick correlation between TCP/IP and the OSI model."

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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