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CCNA Data Center DCICN 640-911 Official Cert Guide by Chad Hintz, Wendell Odom

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Ethernet Standards

Like most computing technologies of those days, Ethernet began as technology developed by a company (Xerox). Xerox then teamed with two other companies, Intel and Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC), to further develop chips, products, a vendor standard, and to promote Ethernet technology. The final vendor-created Ethernet standard came to be known as Ethernet Version II, or as DIX Ethernet (per the names of the companies).

In February 1980, the IEEE took on the job of standardizing Ethernet and two other emerging LAN technologies. The IEEE formed several working groups (committees), each to build a separate standard. The IEEE assigned a number to each working group, with their standards having the same name. The early working groups ...

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