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#1 DamSexy


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Posted 28 January 2006 - 05:18 AM

Sorry not to sure if I should post this here but here goes!

I am doing a past examination paper in ICT and have come across this question:

Explain why layering is used in a network system.

First of all can someone tell me what is layering? and why is it used?

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 06:17 AM

Assumeing they are talking about network security practices.
Layering is generally the practice of useing many things to protect ones system integrity.

Useing a firewall
Useing a Anti-Virus and other programs Ani-Trojan; Anti-Spyware.
Disableing the Guest Account and restricting users.
Turning off un-necessary processes

Each of these is considered a layer.

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 11:32 AM

Or do you mean the OSI layers?
these are layers that different types of protocols use to break down how data travels throught he network. each has its own job.

there is also a tcp/ip "layer" stack.

do you think this could be what you are looking for?

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