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Re: [802SEC] Ethernet Retrospective for July Plenary <>

Roger -

The book has an interesting topic summary - in particular:

"Discusses the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) as well as other 
forms of itch management"



At 14:12 02/07/2003 -0600, Roger B. Marks wrote:

>Here is a relevant and entertaining factoid from Rich Seifert's "The 
>Switch Book: The Complete Guide to LAN Switching Technology":
>    [Great book, by the way]:
>"In February 1980, a meeting was held at the Jack Tar Hotel in San 
>Francisco, California, to discuss the development of an industry standard 
>for Local Area Networks. That meeting (and many others subsequent to it) 
>spawned the creation of IEEE Project 802, one of the largest and 
>longest-running activities within the IEEE standards organization...
>  I was at that meeting. The Jack Tar Hotel no longer exists (the 
> Cathedral Hill Hotel is now located at the same site), but the IEEE 802 
> LAN/MAN Standards Committee does. Interestingly, although much of the 
> constituency of the IEEE 802 committee comes from Northern California 
> (Silicon Valley), that first meeting was the only time that a full IEEE 
> 802 (plenary) session was held anywhere in the San Francisco Bay Area. 
> It's much more fun to travel to Maui, Montreal, New Orleans, and the like 
> than to stay at home and work."
>>     -----Original Message-----
>>     From: 
>> [] On Behalf Of Paul Nikolich
>>     Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 6:25 AM
>>     To: IEEE802
>>     Subject: [802SEC] Tutorial slot reservation for July Plenary
>>     Dear SEC,
>>     I wish to reserve the July 22 8PM-9:30PM Tutorial Slot for an 
>> "Ethernet Retrospective".
>>     It turns out 2003 is the 30th anniversary of Ethernet, and Bob 
>> Metcalfe will be in San Francisco the week of the July Plenary Session 
>> and would be available to be a speaker at this session. Geoff Thompson 
>> has agreed to speak, and Geoff and I will try to get two more Ethernet 
>> 'old-timers' to give their perspective as well.
>>     More details to come.
>>     Regards,
>>     --Paul Nikolich
>>     Chairman, IEEE 802