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IEEE 802-2001

Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks: Overview and Architecture

IEEE Standards for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks: Overview and Architecture, provides an overview to the family of IEEE 802 ® Standards. It defines compliance with the family of IEEE 802 ® Standards; it describes the relationship of the IEEE 802 ® Standards to the Open Systems Interconnection Basic Reference Model [ISO/IEC 7498-1:1994] and explains the relationship of these standards to the higher layer protocols; it provides a standard for the structure of LAN MAC addresses; and it provides a standard for identification of public, private, and standard protocols.


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