Protocols in Application Layer

Application Layer:-

Application layer is present at the top of OSI model. It is the layer through which users interact. It provides services to the user.

Application Layer protocol:-


Telnet stands for telephone network.It helps in terminal emulation.It allows Telnet client to access the resources of Telnet server.It is used for managing the files on the internet.It is used for initial set up of devices like switches.Telnet command is a command that uses the Telnet protocol to communicate with a remote device or system.

telnet [\\RemoteServer]
\\RemoteServer   : Specifies the name of the server to which you want to connect

2. FTP:

FTP stands for file transfer protocol. It is the protocol that actually lets us transfer files.It can facilitate this between any two machines using it. But FTP is not just a protocol but it is also a program.FTP promotes sharing of files via remote computers with reliable and efficient data transfer


ftp machinename

3. TFTP:

The Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) is the stripped-down, stock version of FTP, but it’s the protocol of choice if you know exactly what you want and where to find it. It’s a technology for transferring files between network devices, and is a simplified version of FTP


tftp [ options... ] [host [port]] [-c command]

4. NFS:

It stands for network file system.It allows remote hosts to mount file systems over a network and interact with those file systems as though they are mounted locally. This enables system administrators to consolidate resources onto centralized servers on the network.


service nfs start

5. SMTP:

It stands for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol.It is a part of TCP/IP protocol.Using a process called “store and forward,” SMTP moves your email on and across networks. It works closely with something called the Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) to send your communication to the right computer and email inbox.



6. LPD:

It stands for Line Printer Daemon.It is designed for printer sharing.It is the part that receives and processes the request. A “daemon” is a server or agent.


lpd [ -d ] [ -l ] [ -D DebugOutputFile]

7. X window:

It defines a protocol for the writing of graphical user interface–based client/server applications. The idea is to allow a program, called a client, to run on one computer. It is primarily used in networks of interconnected mainframes.


Run xdm in runlevel 5

8. SNMP:

It stands for Simple Network Management Protocol.It gathers data by polling the devices on
the network from a management station at fixed or random intervals, requiring
them to disclose certain information.It is a way that servers can share information about their current state, and also a channel through which an administer can modify pre-defined values.

snmpget -mALL -v1 -cpublic snmp_agent_Ip_address sysName.0

9. DNS:

It stands for Domain Name Service.Every time you use a domain name, therefore, a DNS service must translate the name into the corresponding IP address. For example, the domain name might translate to


ipconfig /flushdns

10. DHCP:

It stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).It gives IP addresses to hosts.There is a lot of information a DHCP server can provide to a host when the host is registering for an IP address with the DHCP server.


clear ip dhcp binding {address | * }

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