ETHERNET - the Technology and a Polemic History

Jim Jackson <>

Talk given at West Yorks Linux User Group, May 2004


Ethernet is THE predominant networking technology for Local area networks in the world today. It is being used more and more for wide area networks. It runs from 10Mb/s to 1Gb/s over copper and from 10Mb/s to 10Gb/s over fibre optic media. Huge demand allows Commodity pricing and makes ethernet networks very cheap to deploy.

So what is this winning magic technology? What is its history? And how has it defeated the competition?


Jim Jackson     <>


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