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What Are The Functions Of Application Layer ?

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In TCP/IP model application layer is the 5th layer of the series. The function of Application layer is to define the extreme level protocols required for the number of applications running throughout the network. Application layer directly interact with the application soft wares in order to carry out application processes. This layer also provides semantic conversion between associated application processes. Very frequently used application layer protocols are File Transfer protocol (FTP) and Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).
 
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Provides a means for the user to access information on the network through an application. This layer is the main interface for the user to interact with the application and therefore the network.

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