The OSI Session Layer
By Stephen Bucaro
The Session layer, layer seven of the OSI model, establishes, synchronizes, maintains
and terminates sessions between computers on a network. It establishes a connection ID
and authenticates security.
When you think of the Session layer, keep in mind that the OSI is only a model. Actual
network protocol suites, such as TCP/IP handle the conection establishment, maintainance,
and termination with protocols at the Transport layer.
More Networking Protocols and Standards:
• OSI Network Model
• Comparison of the Layers of the OSI and TCP/IP Models
• IPv6 Address Format
• IEEE 802.11.x Wireless Standards
• Internet Security and VPN Network Design
• Evolution of the Microsoft NOS (Active Directory)
• IP version 6 (IPv6) Advantages and Implementation
• Basic TCP/IP Networking
• What Is Fabric Networking?
• Shortest Path Bridging (SPB) Protocol