Subject: Re: I've thought better of Linux
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:53:27 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Kristian Elof S�rensen  <> wrote:
| Rob Warnock wrote:
| > Whereas the Xerox-written [despite being a "DEC/Intel/Xerox" co-effort]
| > Ethernet 1.0 & 2.0 specs that pre-dated 802.3 were *EXTREMELY* readable,
| Are the Xerox written specs available online somewhere?

Sorry, no, not to my knowledge. The DEC/Intel/Xerox (DIX) "Blue Book"
Ethernet spec *should* still be available from whatever successor entity
used to be the Xerox PARC Library or Document Center. You would want
"Version 2.0 (1982)", not "Version 1.0 (1980)". [Sorry I don't have the
exact document number -- my copy's at home & I'm not, at the moment.]

Or get both, and compare. One of the main main differences
is that v.2 is somewhat closer to 802.3 in the behavior of
repeaters w.r.t. regenerating lost preamble bits.


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