This article is from the Ethernet FAQ, by James Messer James@NetworkUptime.com with numerous contributions by others.
This FAQ will attempt to explain and decipher the intricacies of
Ethernet networking and answer some of the most common questions
relating to Ethernet networks. Although it contains technical
information, this FAQ is best used as an introduction to Ethernet
networking. See section [6.1] for Ethernet book and publication
1.2 Who maintains this FAQ? (comp.dcom.lans.ethernet)
This FAQ is maintained by James Messer <James@NetworkUptime.com>.
Questions, comments, corrections, and contributions are encouraged!
1.3 Where can this FAQ be found? (comp.dcom.lans.ethernet)
This FAQ will be posted to the comp.dcom.lans.ethernet newsgroup
on the first of each month. An official archive of the FAQ can be
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