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View Poll Results: Do you know what the OSI Reference Model is?
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Yes, I do. 26 votes (47.27%)
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MacsGalor
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Apr 14, 2004, 01:16 AM
 
If I was to ask you what the OSI Reference Model was who here would know the answer? This should be easy for some of you but I have a feeling that a lot of people won't know. So I will make it a poll
     
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Apr 14, 2004, 01:35 AM
 
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Apr 14, 2004, 01:36 AM
 
Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) is a standard reference model for communication between two end users in a network. It is used in developing products and understanding networks. This figure shows where commonly-used Internet products and services fit within the model. Also see the notes below the figure.

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And no, I did not know what it was. But thanks for making me look it up so now I know.

Got it from here, if anyone wants to know more:
http://searchnetworking.techtarget.c...523729,00.html
     
MacsGalor  (op)
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Apr 14, 2004, 02:10 AM
 
Originally posted by CheesePuff:
Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) is a standard reference model for communication between two end users in a network. It is used in developing products and understanding networks. This figure shows where commonly-used Internet products and services fit within the model. Also see the notes below the figure.

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And no, I did not know what it was. But thanks for making me look it up so now I know.

Got it from here, if anyone wants to know more:
http://searchnetworking.techtarget.c...523729,00.html
Thats pretty much it.
     
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Apr 14, 2004, 02:35 AM
 
How funny.. my networking teacher talked about it last week.
     
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Apr 14, 2004, 02:50 AM
 
Although I knew what it is, I don't really think it has anything to do with how computer savy you are... it is more of a networking thing than a computer thing. the only people that really have to know about it are network administrators (not even them most of the time) and people that program modems and such.
     
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Apr 14, 2004, 11:29 AM
 
I've had a computer since 1983, but down understand all the technical terms and concepts. My study was in nursing and not computers.

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Apr 14, 2004, 11:33 AM
 
Yeah, I think that's less 'computer saavy' and more' jargon literate'. There's definitely a difference.
     
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Apr 14, 2004, 11:49 AM
 
No, I don't. I have a Mac so that I need not know such things.

This way, I can goof off here, and push pixels instead of having to config my OSI reference model all day.

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Apr 14, 2004, 11:58 AM
 
Originally posted by CheesePuff:
Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) is a standard reference model for communication between two end users in a network.
What, you mean like Rendezvous?
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Apr 14, 2004, 12:04 PM
 
Originally posted by palmberg:
What, you mean like Rendezvous?
not really...

the osi model is just a basic architecture for network transmission
     
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Apr 14, 2004, 12:19 PM
 
Originally posted by Phanguye:
not really...

the osi model is just a basic architecture for network transmission
Thank you, Andy Gall. He taught you well.
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Apr 14, 2004, 12:52 PM
 
Originally posted by MacsGalor:
If I was to ask you what the OSI Reference Model was who here would know the answer? This should be easy for some of you but I have a feeling that a lot of people won't know. So I will make it a poll

ask me if i care.[/ignorance]
     
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Apr 14, 2004, 01:25 PM
 
I'd Google it .

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Apr 14, 2004, 01:30 PM
 
Originally posted by fromthecloud:
Thank you, Andy Gall. He taught you well.

yes, yes he did... at least he let my hone my counter-strike skills
     
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Apr 14, 2004, 01:47 PM
 
Originally posted by MacsGalor:
If I was to ask you what the OSI Reference Model was who here would know the answer? This should be easy for some of you but I have a feeling that a lot of people won't know. So I will make it a poll
Yes I do, and "Please Do Not Throw Sausage Pizza Away"

I also agree with the others who said that you can be VERY computer savy and still not know that that is.
     
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Apr 14, 2004, 09:51 PM
 
Nerd alert!

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Apr 15, 2004, 01:30 AM
 
Originally posted by Phanguye:
yes, yes he did... at least he let my hone my counter-strike skills
I miss Lloyd Christmas...
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MacsGalor  (op)
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Apr 15, 2004, 01:32 AM
 
Originally posted by macroy:
Yes I do, and "Please Do Not Throw Sausage Pizza Away"

I also agree with the others who said that you can be VERY computer savy and still not know that that is.
People don't need to see Paula Abdul

I agree now that I think about it, but if you are very into networking you should
     
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Apr 15, 2004, 01:56 AM
 
I realize pointing out typos is not in good taste on forums, but is there a specific reason why the word "savvy" seems to be spelled in every way but the right in this thread?
     
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Apr 15, 2004, 02:20 AM
 
mmm, OSI.
Been there, memorized that.

It's not something anyone but a network admin and maybe some programmers need to know.
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