OSI versus TCP/IP

As it was mentioned before, the OSI model is more of a theoretical model and it is very useful in the learning process. On the other hand, the Internet was built on the TCP/IP model, and so, TCP/IP is the most popular due to its usage and its protocols.

OSI versus TCP/IP

Some similarities between the two models are:

  • Both models are layered models and have the benefits of layered communication models.
  • Both models have application layers, even if they include different services.
  • Both models have transport and network layers that have comparable functionality.
  • Both models use packet-switching technologies instead of circuit-switching.

Some differences between ...

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