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OSI model : communication between client and server

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Using the OSI model as a reference, explain the process that occurs between a client and a server when requesting a Web page.

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When the client sends a request for a webpage to the server, the request travels down the OSI layers until it reaches the Data-Link layer, where it is placed onto the network medium (Physical layer) that could be wired or wire-less. In other words, at the client end, the request travels the seven OSI layers from "Application -> Presentation -> Session -> Transport -> Network -> Data Link -> Physical".

The client's request travels across the network medium ...

Solution Summary

Communication between a client and a server in OSI model, including packetization and packet processing, is explained in simple terms in the solution.

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