We had a question from our client as such they need to know in which Network layer is the RLPx protocol being used for the peering process

I have got to know that peering process happens using RLPx protocol, which is a TCP based protocol, but the question is like in which network layer(out of 7 layers in TCP) is the RLPx protocol used?

Regards, Manoj

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RLPx is a cryptographic peer-to-peer network and protocol suite which provides a general-purpose transport and interface for applications to communicate via a p2p network. Since it is a TCP-based Transport Protocol, it means it is on the Transport layer.

Read about The RLPx Transport Protocol here

Also there is a similar question on stackoverflow in here that can help you. Read it's first answer.

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