list of network protocols, one per network layer
A set of interrelated protocols with complementary functions that apply to different areas of network operations, such as the seven levels of the open systems interconnection (OSI) reference model. See OSI.
Several protocols that are stacked on top of each other to form a layered structure in which each protocol utilizes the services provided by the layer below and provides services to the layer above.
A set of layered protocols where each layer has a well-defined interface to the layer immediately above and immediately below.
Set of related communications protocols that operate together and, as a group, address communication at some or all of the seven layers of the OSI reference model. Not every protocol stack covers each layer of the model, and often a single protocol in the stack will address a number of layers at once. TCP/IP is a typical protocol stack.
Networking software. The software used to communicate on a network using a given protocol, e.g., "I'm running Windows for Workgroups and using the Microsoft TCPIP-32 implementation of the TCPIP protocol stack." The word "stack" is derived from the layered nature of networking.
A conceptual model of the layered architecture of communication protocols, in which layers within a station are represented in a hierarchical order. Each layer in the protocol stack is defined in generic terms, describing functionality and the mode of operation. Examples of protocol stacks include the OSI model and the TCP/IP protocol stack.
a group of protocols that all work together to allow software or hardware to perform a function
a kind of NDIS Protocol driver
a logical layering of network functions (protocols, drivers or support modules), from the application interface layer (at the top), to the hardware drivers (at the bottom)
a software implementation of networking protocol suite i
a software subsystem in a network module that implements a specific protocol, such as TCP/IP
Related layers of protocol software that function together to implement a particular communications architecture. Examples include AppleTalk and DECnet.
See IP stack.
Designates a particular presentation layer and session layer combination.
In networking, the combination of specialized functional layers that constitute a particular protocol, such as OSI or LAT.
A layered set of protocols which work together to provide a set of network functions. See also: layer, protocol.
A software subsystem that manages the flow of data on a communications channel according to the rules of a particular protocol, for example the TCP/IP protocol. Called a "stack" because it is typically designed as a hierarchy of layers, each supporting the one above and using the one below.
The AG ISDN protocol stack; software running on the AG board which implements OSI layer functionality. The ISDN protocol stack can run in Channelized configuration, ACU configuration, or LAPD configuration, depending upon how the application is to access the ISDN protocol stack. See also ACU stack mode, ISDN, LAPD stack mode, Channelized stack mode.
A group of drivers that work together to span the layers in the network protocol hierarchy.
A layered set of protocols which work together to provide a set ofnetwork functions. See also: layer, protocol. proxy ARP
A protocol stack (sometimes communications stack) is a particular software implementation of a computer networking protocol suite. The terms are often used interchangeably. Strictly speaking, the suite is the definition of the protocols, and the stack is the software implementation of them.