Inter-OSI Layer Interaction

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Inter-OSI Layer Interaction:


When a host receives a data transmission from another host on the network, that data is processed at each level of the OSI to the next higher layer, in order to present a useful data transmission to the end-user. Part of this processing entails the creation of headers and trailers by the sending host’s software or hardware that are placed before or after the data is sent to the next higher layer. Each layer is tagged with a header and trailer, usually in each data packet that comprises the data flow.

The following is a break down of the sequence of processing at each OSI layer:

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