what about 48 bits?

Steven Bellovin smb at cs.columbia.edu
Mon Apr 5 11:42:43 CDT 2010


On Apr 5, 2010, at 12:09 02PM, Jay Nakamura wrote:

>> negotiation and backward compatibility.  I think that one of the
>> reasons for the continuing success of "Ethernet" technologies has been
>> implementation simplicity and 100% compatibility above the level of
>> the NIC.
> 
> I would have attributed the success of Ethernet to price!
> 
> 
You've got the causality wrong -- it wasn't cheap, way back when.  

		--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb









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