why HTTP is layer Session in the Wireshark Wiki but layer Application in OSI ?

asked 2020-03-10 17:39:42 +0000

Nu gravatar image

updated 2020-03-10 20:39:37 +0000

Guy Harris gravatar image

Hello, I noticed WireShark write HTTP in layer 5 (session) in my captures (confirmed in wireshark wiki : https://wiki.wireshark.org/InternetPr...)

But the OSI model puts it in layer 7 (application) and confirmed by RFC 7230 (the HTTP protocol is stateless).

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Did you read the discussion comment at the bottom of the wiki from @guy-harris?

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2020-03-10 17:50:10 +0000 )edit

Thank you. Indeed, I did not see it. I did not really understand the nuances but anyway I see that things are more complicated than I thought. Thank you very much.

Nu gravatar imageNu ( 2020-03-10 18:47:05 +0000 )edit