Evolution of the Ethernet Local Computer Network

  title={Evolution of the Ethernet Local Computer Network},
  author={John F. Shoch and Yogen K. Dalal and David D. Redell and Ronald C. Crane},
The Ethernet system is a local computer network that supports high-speed packet switching in a locally distributed computing environment. This paper highlights some important elements of the basic system, and traces the evolution of the design from a research prototype to the specification of a multi-company standard. Starting from the Experimental Ethernet, we discuss tradeoffs among alternative implementations and design strategies which led to the Ethernet Specification. A concise summary of… 

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