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Compare the osi reference model with tcpip reference model discuss the shortcomings of these models?


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June 28, 2009 3:05AM

Q.8 What is the difference b/w OSI Reference Model and TCP/IP Reference Model? The open systems interconnection (OSI) reference model describes how information from a software application in one computer moves through a network medium to a software application in another computer. The OSI reference model is a conceptual model composed of seven layers, each specifying particular network functions. As in the OSI model, data is passed down the stack when it is being sent to the network and up the stack when it is being received from the network. The four-layered structure of TCP/IP is seen in the way data is handled as it passes down the protocol stack from the application layer to the underlying physical network.