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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

The IEEE is a non-profit technical organization that, among other things, promotes standards for a variety of computing technologies, largely at layers 1 and 2 of the TCP/IP stack. We will be referring to their standards throughout this text. You can learn more about IEEE at their home and standards pages:

http://www.ieee.org/

http://standards.ieee.org/

Throughout this book we will reference a variety of standards from the IEEE. Table 1–1 lists the high-level IEEE standard number and its general coverage of each standard number.

Table 1–1 IEEE High-Level Standards

STANDARD NUMBER

DESCRIPTION

802.1

High-level architectural overview

802.2

Logical link control (LLC)

802.3

Ethernet with CSMA/CD

802.4

Token bus

802.5

Token ring

802.6

MANs

802.7

Broadband LANs

802.8

Fiber optic LANs

802.9

Data and voice network integration

802.10

Security and privacy

802.11

Wireless networking


For complete coverage of these standards, see the IEEE Web sites referenced above.

There is an excellent write-up of the topics discussed in the last six chapters of this book, including the relationship between IEEE standards and the lower layer ISO standards, at:

http://www.cs.herts.ac.uk/~simon/networks1/node1.html

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