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Meaning of UPPER LAYER PROTOCOL

 
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1. (ULP, or upper-layer protocol) Any protocol residing in osi layers five or above.

The internet protocol suite includes many upper layer protocols representing a wide variety of applications e.g. ftp, nfs, rpc, and smtp. These and other network applications use the services of tcp/ip and other lower layer protocols to provide users with basic network services.

2. A protocol higher in the OSI reference model than the current reference point. Upper Layer Protocol is often used to refer to the next-highest protocol in a particular protocol stack.

 

 

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