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Re: Common operational misconceptions
From: Carsten Bormann <cabo () tzi org>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 08:05:02 +0100
On Feb 17, 2012, at 07:50, Paul Graydon wrote:
what OSI means
Yet another common misconception popping up:
-- You can talk about the OSI model in the present tense
(That said -- yes, it is still useful as a set of simple terms for certain combinations of functions.
It is also still useful as a way to calibrate your gut feeling of what is going on in a network.
Just never expect OSI terms to have a precise meaning in today's networks.
1978 is now a third of a century ago...
If you need precision, you need to spell out what you mean in today's terms.)