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:
• The OSI Application Layer
• Evolution of the Microsoft NOS (Active Directory)
• Wireless Network Standards - 80211a, 80211b, 80211g, 80211n, 80216
• Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Explained
• An Introduction to the Types of VPNs
• Video - The Upper Layers 5 Through 7 of the OSI Networking Model
• What Are Private IP Addresses?
• Video - Introducing the OSI Model
• RADIUS Protocol
• Video Streaming Protocols