Open Systems Interconnection for the Defence Community,
OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LAB TN
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The area of Open Systems Interconnection is a very active area. This paper attempts to give some idea of what is going on but does not claim to be complete or current. However, the concept of a layered approach to communication standards is generally accepted and the OSI Reference Model appears to be successful as a working approach toward integration of the many standards involved in open connection. The Reference Model is not in itself a communication standard but rather a framework for standards development. As such, it will permit evolution of standards as needed in a changing technology, while providing a coherent approach to the many problems involved in Open Systems Interconnection.