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Ethernet History on Software Gone Wild

During Cisco Live Berlin 2017 Peter Jones (chair of several IEEE task forces) and myself went on a journey through 40 years of Ethernet history (and Token Bus and a few other choice technologies).

The sound quality is what you could expect from something recorded on a show floor with pigeons flying around, but I hope you’ll still enjoy our chat.

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  1. Hi Ivan
    The podcast Ethernet History on Software Gone Wild from 28OCT17 took me down lovely trip down memory lane for the 80s and 90’s. I used to work with IEEE 802.4 systems as part of Industrial Automation, for a company called MODICON (later they merged with Schneider Automation) back in the day, with something called Modbus Plus. I have even been able to find a manual from 2004 hxxp:// and another one from 2012 hyyp:// . While there we also used a multi-drop coaxial based “networking systems” for remote I/O drops system based on a 1.544 Mbit/s Manchester encoded “backbone”.

    In the early days with my first foray into Ethernet Networking in the 90’s I even remember multiport 10base2 Hubs like these (but I think they came from 3Com) when deploying computers in schools.

    Ahh, the crazy days of an engineer’s youth. BR David Shephard


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