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Black Box Explains: Networking Standards

As a result of research done at Xerox Corporation in the early 1970s, Ethernet has evolved into the most widely implemented physical and Data link layer protocol today and, in 1978, the International Standards Organisation (ISO) created a universal standard for exchanging information between and within networks and across geographical boundaries. These and more networking standards are explained in the following sections:

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OSI Model

OSI is a layered network design framework that establishes a standard so that devices from different vendors work together.

Token Ring

Token ring  technology is a local area network protocol which resides at the data link layer (DLL) of the OSI model. Token ring networks are existing since the Mid 80's.



Ethernet has evolved into the most widely implemented physical and link layer protocol today.

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