Chapter 1 The Ethernet

  • J. F. Shoch
  • Y. K. Dalal
  • D. D. Redell
  • R. C. Crane
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 184)


The Ethernet system is a local computer network that supports high-speed packet switching in a locally distributed computing environment. This chapter 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 the Ethernet Specification is also included.


Collision Detection Coaxial Cable Destination Address Local Computer Network Collision Fragment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. F. Shoch
    • 1
  • Y. K. Dalal
    • 1
  • D. D. Redell
    • 1
  • R. C. Crane
    • 2
  1. 1.Xerox CorporationPalo Alto Research CenterPalo AltoUSA
  2. 2.3Com CorporationMountain ViewUSA

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