Lower Layer Protocol

<networking, protocol>

(LLP, or lower-layer protocol) Any protocol residing in OSI layers one to four.

These protocols package, route, verify and transmit datagrams. A prime example would be TCP/IP. Lower layer protocols support the upper layer protocols.

Last updated: 1999-02-17

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