OSI model

The Open Systems Interconnection model (OSI model) is a conceptual model that characterizes and standardizes the communication functions of a telecommunication or computing system without regard to its underlying internal structure and technology

OSI model
Layer Protocol data unit (PDU) Function
Host layers 7 Application Data High-level APIs, including resource sharing, remote file access
6 Presentation Translation of data between a networking service and an application; including character encoding, data compression and encryption/decryption
5 Session Managing communication sessions, i.e., continuous exchange of information in the form of multiple back-and-forth transmissions between two nodes
4 Transport Segment, Datagram Reliable transmission of data segments between points on a network, including segmentation, acknowledgement and multiplexing
Media layers 3 Network Packet Structuring and managing a multi-node network, including addressing, routing and traffic control
2 Data link Frame Reliable transmission of data frames between two nodes connected by a physical layer
1 Physical Symbol Transmission and reception of raw bit streams over a physical medium

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The Open Systems Interconnection model (OSI model) is a conceptual model that characterises and standardises the communication functions of a telecommunication or computing system without regard to its underlying internal structure and technology. Its goal is the interoperability of diverse communication systems with standard communication protocols. The model partitions a communication system into abstraction layers.

A layer serves the layer above it and is served by the layer below it. For example, a layer that provides error-free communications across a network provides the path needed by applications above it, while it calls the next lower layer to send and receive packets that constitute the contents of that path.

The model is a product of the Open Systems Interconnection project at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

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