This article is from the Ethernet FAQ, by James Messer James@NetworkUptime.com with numerous contributions by others.
The original Ethernet specification began in the early 1970's by
Xerox PARC, and was eventually improved upon by Digital Equipment
Corporation, Intel, and Xerox (DIX) in 1980 with the release of
Ethernet Version 1. By 1982, the specification was updated and
Ethernet Version 2 was released.
In 1983, Novell created their own proprietary Ethernet frame type
prior to the release of the IEEE 802.3 specification (See Section