Table FF.1 lists the seven layers of the OSI model and significant aspects of each layer.
Table FF.1. The OSI Model
Provides an interface between a host’s communication software and any necessary external applications.
Evaluates what resources are necessary and available resources for communication between two devices.
Synchronizes client/server applications.
Provides error control and data integrity between applications.
Provides system-independent processes to a host.
Presents data to the application layer.
Acts as a data format translator.
Handles the structuring of data and negotiating data transfer syntax to Layer 7.
Processes involved include data encryption, ...