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History of Wired LAN Competition – Complete Playlist (1 hour, 26 minutes)

Ethernet guru Geoff Thompson moderates a panel on the history of the wired LAN competition with experts – Dan Pitt, Joe Skorupa and Tom Slykhouse – who were in the trenches as the various companies and associated technologies battled for LAN supremacy. Prior to the start of the panel, Art Astrin talks about his proposal for the Future […]

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History of Wired LAN Competition Meeting – Introduction (1:32)

Alan Weissberger introduces session organizer & moderator Geoff Thompson who ran the History of Wired LAN Competition meeting.

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Introduction to the History of Wired LAN Panel (7:34)

Geoff Thompson lays out the scope of the presentation, gives a brief synopsis of his résumé and introduces the members of the panel. He points out that this panel represents a small slice of a very large topic and he also provides a pointer to a good reference on the history of the wired LAN.  The focus […]

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IBM’s LAN Architecture & Philosophy (5:01)

Dan Pitt gives an overview of IBM’s architectural approach to LANs in the 1980s and its mostly contrarian positions in IEEE 802, based largely on requirements that suited large business customers. [Special thanks to Dan Pitt for supplying the above description and title]

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Token Ring & Ethernet and the PC Revolution (10:42)

Dan Pitt, Geoff Thompson, and Joe Skorupa debate the market and technology dynamics of LANs, standards development, its relation to the PC revolution, and the corporate positioning behind it all. [Special thanks to Dan Pitt for supplying the above description and title]

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Ethernet & the Emerging Open-Source Movement (4:03)

Tom Slykhouse and Joe Skorupa discuss how the market developed for LANs, including adapters, and the link between Ethernet, UNIX, and open-source that emerged from universities. [Special thanks to Dan Pitt and Geoff Thompson for supplying the above description and title]

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FDDI & Token Ring Patents (5:48)

Joe Skorupa brings in the difficult situation around token ring patents, which were owned by Olof Söderblom, and Tom Slykhouse relates the origins and positioning  of FDDI. [Special thanks to Dan Pitt and Geoff Thompson for supplying the above description and title]

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Why FDDI Didn’t Happen (4:53)

The entire panel discusses the various factors regarding FDDI, which was the great hope for high-speed networks and why things didn’t work out that way. [Special thanks to Dan Pitt for supplying the above description and title]

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Network Management (7:30)

Geoff Thompson asks the group about network management.  Slykhouse asks Steve Haddock (audience) about early FDDI at Sun.  Skorupa asserts that Ethernet’s move from a coax bus to structured cabling was the management watershed for Ethernet.  The importance of hubs is discussed. [Special thanks to Dan Pitt and Geoff Thompson for supplying the above description […]

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ATM’s Unsuccessful Foray Into the Market (7:07)

Joe Skorupa discusses how ATM tried to break into the networking market based on his experience at Fore Systems. He goes into the reasons ATM did not make it. [Special thanks to Geoff Thompson for supplying the above description and title]

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