- on Computer/Software/Internet
- Published in issue 2/2011 on page 14
OSI from ISO
Seven layers is all it takes
When computers communicate it’s important that messages are exchanged reliably, efficiently and securely (to protect against eavesdropping). To build such a complex communication protocol from scratch represents more than a weekend’s work for sure. As with any structured approach to such a problem it would be best to identify and divide the job into manageable tasks.