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A brief summary; the minutes of a meeting; the etiquette of diplomacy.

Protocol refers to a summarized document or the minutes of a meeting that are initialed by the parties present to indicate the accuracy of the document or minutes.

Protocol is a section of the department of state that is responsible for advising the government, the president, the vice president, and the Secretary of State on matters of diplomatic procedure governed by law or international custom and practice. Protocol is the method of officially ranking or receiving government officials.

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an addition or supplement to a treaty.
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PROTOCOL, civil law, international law. A record or register. Among the Romans, protocollunt was a writing at the head of the first page of the paper used by the notaries or tabellions. Nov. 44.
     2. In France the minutes of notarial acts were formerly transcribed on registers, which were called protocols. Toull. Dr. Civ. Fr. liv. 3, t. 3, c. 6, s. 1, n. 413.
     3. By the German law it signifies the minutes of any transaction. Eneye. Amer. Protocol. In the latter sense the word has of late been received into international law. Ibid.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In Table 9, we show a category of reverse engineered or analyzed protocols based on the OSI model with approaches for each layer.
These analyses suggest a structure for the OSI that is in conflict with the published score keys, but not with the OSI model itself', sources of pressure, mental and physical ill-health, job satisfaction, coping, type A, and locus of control all remain.
DEC sought conformance to the OSI model directly on a layer-by-layer basis while retaining DECnet's proprietary architectural nature [2].
Layer 3 switches, for example, use information from the network layer, or Level 3 of the OSI model, to route packets at wire speed, raising performance to the millions-of-packets-per-second range, compared with thousands of packets per second with software routers.
A wide range of monitoring capabilities is necessary to see all seven layers of the OSI model, including physical layer, data link layer, virtual circuits, and application detail monitoring.
It occupies the network and transport layers, the third and fourth layers of the OSI model.
FR operates at layers 1 and 2 of the seven-layer OSI model. In contrast, X.25 also defines layer 3, which carries out flow control, validation and error correction.
Earlier this year, a blueprint for network management systems based on the seven-layer OSI model was issued by the OSI/Network Management Forums (OSI/NMF), a consortium of close to 100 companies.
The OSI model describes information systems and devices in terms of seven functional layers.
Inventory management, for instance, is "not covered at all" in the OSI model, he says.
The X.25 protocol conforms to OSI compatibility requirements, defining the first three layers of the OSI model. Adherence to the X.25 standard protects corporate investments in private networks.
Schools in the closure and restart, AUSL, and OSI models rehired just 0-24 percent of teachers; and (2) In all intervention models, the teacher workforce was more likely to be White, younger, and less experienced and more likely to have provisional certification after intervention than before it.