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network layers (NL)

Theterm network layer is often used for layer 3 in the OSI reference model

, which isreferred to as the

networklayer

in OSI

terminology. The network layer provides the connection, as well as the connection setup and disconnection between any two nodes, and provides all functions related to switching: Reset, disconnect, error detection, and transparent data transport between network endpoints.

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