Zone Information Protocol
Zone Information Protocol (ZIP) is a term used in computer science .
The Zone Information Protocol , or ZIP for short , is a protocol for grouping network nodes in an AppleTalk network. In the context of the Name Binding Protocol , Zone Information Protocol is used to determine the nodes in a network that belong to a specific zone.
A zone is a logical grouping of network nodes which does not have to match the physical assignment to network segments.
It is defined in RFC 1742 .
The protocol belongs to the session layer .
The AppleTalk protocol stack
The AppleTalk protocols can be divided into several layers that form a protocol stack . The protocols can be classified in the ISO-OSI reference model as follows :
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