Wow, that site of the author’s has a lot of tutorials on other topics, and they are similarly thorough.
In the HTTP series, after this page on Basics, there is also State Management, Authentication, and SSL.
Good explanation – one thing kind of irked me though. Why does anyone bother mentioning the OSI model in relation to anything these days? I can’t imagine that’s anything but pointlessly confusing if you’re a newbie to this.
I have to agree, those are fantastic resources!
OSI is probably an academic requirement - if you don’t mention it you don’t get the OSI mark ;~)
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