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Why is the network layer in the OSI model considered to be connectionless when you have Virtual Circuits that are a part of the layer and is connection oriented?

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Because there is no "state " in the network layer nor signaling for connection setup. Packets are forwarded based on destination address and each packet is forwarded irrespective of previous traffic.

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