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Difference Between OSI and TCPIP Models

Difference Between OSI and TCPIP Models



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Data Communication|Samiullah|6241|Sememster 4
Difference between OSI model and TCP/IP model
The Internet Protocol Suite also known as TCP/IP is the set of communications protocols used for the Internet and other similar networks. It is named from two of the most important protocols in it: the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) andthe Internet Protocol (IP), which were the first two networking protocols definedin this standard. IP networking represents a synthesis of several developments that began to evolve in the 1960s and 1970s, namely the Internet and LANs (LocalArea Networks), which emerged in the mid- to late-1980s, together with theadvent of the World Wide Web in early 1990s.The Internet Protocol Suite, like many protocol suites, may be viewed as a set of layers. Each layer solves a set of problems involving the transmission of data, and provides a well-defined service to the upper layer protocols based on usingservices from some lower layers. Upper layers are logically closer to the user anddeal with more abstract data, relying on lower layer protocols to translate data intoforms that can eventually be physically transmitted.The main differences between the two models are as follows:1.OSI is a reference model and TCP/IP is an implementation of OSI model.
TCP/IP Protocols are considered to be standards around which the internethas developed. The OSI model however is a
3.TCP/IP combines the presentation and session layer issues into itsapplication layer.4.TCP/IP combines the OSI data link and physical layers into the network access layer.5.TCP/IP appears to be a simpler model and this is mainly due to the fact thatit has fewer layers.6.TCP/IP is considered to be a more credible model- This is mainly due to thefact because TCP/IP protocols are the standards around which the internetwas developed therefore it mainly gains creditability due to thisreason. Where as in contrast networks are not usually built around the OSImodel as it is merely used as a guidance tool.7.The OSI model consists of 7 architectural layers whereas the TCP/IP onlyhas 4 layers.

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