Chapter 8. Exploring the Application Layer

Exploring the Application Layer
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You will learn about the following application layer protocols in this Chapter:

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Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)—HTTP is the common web-based content transfer protocol on the Internet.

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Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)—You can secure your web content using SSL.

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File Transfer Protocol (FTP)—FTP is used to transfer files over the web.

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The application layer is the topmost layer of the OSI model and provides you with high-level application development capabilities. As an application developer, you ...

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