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:
• What Are Private IP Addresses?
• OSI Network Model
• Wireless Network Standards - 80211a, 80211b, 80211g, 80211n, 80216
• An Introduction to the Types of VPNs
• Video - Network Layer (Layer 3) of OSI Networking Model
• Video - Transport Layer (Layer 4) of OSI Networking Model
• Internet Protocol versions IPv4, IPv5 and IPv6
• Network Gateways
• Active Directory : How Objects Are Stored and Identified
• The OSI Presentation Layer