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Explain the following: the function of protocols in a network and how each protocol works in one or more layers of the open systems interconnection (OSI) model, why protocols are needed to enable computer communications, and describe common protocol suites.

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As OSI model is only a conceptual framework for communication and does not enable specific methods of communication, protocols are the tools that define actual communication in a network. Basically, a protocol can be defined as set of rules, data structure and conventions that allows networked devices to exchange information and communication in a network.

Basically, protocols are standard procedures or rules that distinct network ...

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