Monday, August 16, 2004
The OSI (open Systems interconnection) model was developed by the International Standards Organization (ISO) in 1984 in an attempt to provide some standard to the way networking should work. It is a theoretical layered model in which the notion of networking is divided into several layers, each of which define specific functions and features. However it must be noted that this model only represents a general guideline for developing usable network interfaces and protocols. Sometimes it may become very difficult to distinguish between each layer as some systems do not rigorously adhere to the model. Despite all this, however the OSI model has earned the honour of being "the model" upon which all good network protocols are based.
posted by Dietrich Bonhoeffer at 7:30 AM