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.
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• Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Explained
• WAN Network Protocols - DSL, SONET, HDLC, DWDM, DLSW+
• Video Streaming Protocols
• Basic TCP/IP Networking
• What Are Private IP Addresses?
• Network Routing Protocols - IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF, ISIS, BGP
• Kerberos Authentication Protocol
• Evolution of the Microsoft NOS (Active Directory)
• Active Directory : How Objects Are Stored and Identified