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Local Area High Speed Networks by Dr. Sidnie Feit

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Standards Body Overview

Several important standards groups have been mentioned in this chapter:

  • IEEE publishes standards related to electronic technologies. Its 802 committee has produced a series of standards documents that describe LAN protocols and LAN physical transmission mechanisms.

  • ANSI is a coordinating organization for dozens of specialized U.S. standards organizations and technical committees.

  • ISO publishes standards that cover a wide range of interests. International data communications standards are organized under its ISO OSI endeavor.

  • The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is responsible for TCP/IP standards. The SNMP standards are maintained and published by the IETF.

Appendix C, "Standards Bodies and References," contains ...

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