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:
• Routing Datagrams
• X.25 and Frame Relay Overview
• Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Explained
• NTP Server Systems - The Network Time Protocol
• The TCP/IP protocol Datagram Format
• OSI Network Model
• The OSI Data Link Layer
• Unicast, Multicast, Broadcast. What Does It Mean?
• IEEE 802 Standards Specify the Basics of Physical and Logical Networking
• IP version 6 (IPv6) Advantages and Implementation