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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• Networking Protocols, Ports, Standards, and Organizations What Does it All Mean?
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• DSL (Digital Subscriber Line)
• OSI Transport Layer
• IPv4 Address Classes
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