|OPD-T8102_Evolution_of_the_Ethernet_Sep81.pdf|| Evolution of the Ethernet
Local 'Computer Network
by John F. Shoch, Yogen K. Dalal,
Ronald C. Crane, and David D. Redell
Evolution of the Ethernet Local Computer Network
by John F. Shoch, Vogen K. Dalal, Ronald C. Crane 1 , and David D. Redell
OPD-T8102 September 1981
Abstract: 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 the Ethernet
Specification is also included.
CR Categories: 3.81.
Key words and phrases: Local computer networks, Ethernet system, ca|