ArcNet and the Pursuit of Multiple Topologies

From: Pete Turnbull <>
Date: Wed Oct 10 13:04:06 2001

On Oct 10, 15:45, Iggy Drougge wrote:

> Was DIX really the original Ethernet? Wasn't that 10 Mbps and all?

Depends on your definition, I suppose. I was being a bit lazy (ie
inaccurate :-)) when I wrote "original DIX Ethernet". The first system
called Ethernet was developed at Xerox PARC, and that was 3Mb/s. It was
originally called "Alto Aloha Network" but the name was changed becasue it
would work for any suitably-equipped machine, not just an Alto. The first
proposed cross-platform *standard* was the DIX standard, which was 10Mb/s.

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
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