Definitions for "Protocol stack"
Keywords:  osi, stack, subsystem, layer, tcp
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 representation of the hierarchical nature of a protocol suite.
See protocol suite.
Keywords:  guide, net, administrator, book, search
(Net8 Administrator's Guide; search in this book)
a group of protocols arranged on top of each other as part of a communication process
Allows two high-level systems to communicate by passing messages through a low-level physical interface.
Keywords:  combination
a combination of protocols
A collection of protocols that computers use to exchange information.