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Nov 30 2018   7:08PM GMT

OSI model (Open Systems Interconnection)

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OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) is a reference model for how applications communicate over a network. Continued…

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“The Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model describes how the different software and hardware components involved in a network communication should divide their labor and otherwise interact.” – John Burke

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