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For questions about the Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) model defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

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What is the goal of the OSI model? [duplicate]

I'm currently learning about the OSI model, trying to understand exactly what it is and what is the purpose behind it. The Wikipedia page says: The Open Systems Interconnection model (OSI model) is a ...
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Is OSI model merely used for troubleshooting purpose? [duplicate]

I'm a student and recently started understanding OSI model, from what I understand is that OSI model is just theoretical and not really used in real world. It's mainly for troubleshooting purpose. I'...
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OSI and TCP/IP models [duplicate]

my name is Alexander. I have problems with English, but I hope you will understand me anyway. I'm preparing for CCNA 200-301 and I have some problems with OSI model. Let me give you a little context. ...
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Switch vs. Router and sequence of OSI Model [duplicate]

As I understand it: A switch (layer 2) seems to define a LAN and a router (layer 3) enables communication between distant LANs. A device on a LAN will give it's MAC address to the switch upon ...
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Configuration of a Dell managed switch clashes with my network understanding

I got the opportunity to play around with a Dell managed switch from the 2000 series with OS10. I tried to configure a management IP adress 10.10.12.141 (/24) according to the manual but somehow ...
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What Invariants/guarantees do various layers of the OSI model provide? [duplicate]

I saw it stated in an answer to this other question What transmission service gurantees does Ethernet give? that every layer of the OSI model provides both "hard" and "soft" guarantees to the layer ...
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how OSI and TCP/IP layers work? [duplicate]

I am really confused by how the layers these model work. I'm not asking about what are their functions. I read that transport layer provides end-to-end of all packet delivery, and networking also ...
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Whats the security difference between Policy Based IPSec VPN tunnel vs HTTPS + Basic auth

We have several customers with the same service installed within their DMZ. This service is a HTTPS server. The server does not have authentication, this is solved by configuring the NetScaler ...
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Dependency between IEEE 802 and OSI model [duplicate]

My question is focussed on IEEE 802.11x for (WLAN) and 802.15.1 (Bluetooth) Wikipedia and other sources underline, that the mentioned IEEE standards just define the PHY and MAC layer from the OSI ...
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why can't we use the sequence number to distinguish them since every packet has a different sequence number? [closed]

It is a question from Networking stanford course. A server typically listens for TCP connections on a particular port (e.g. 80 for HTTP or 22 for SSH). Which fields can the server use to ...
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IP/TCP - most common use cases [closed]

What are the most common use cases for IP and TCP? I am trying to find out what might be the best use cases for IP and TCP connections but unfortunately I wasn't very succesful so far.

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