IEEE 802-2014 - IEEE Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks: Overview and Architecture
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This standard provides an overview to the family of IEEE 802® standards. It describes the reference models for the IEEE 802 standards and explains the relationship of these standards to the higher layer protocols; it provides a standard for the structure of IEEE 802 MAC addresses; it provides a standard for identification of public, private, prototype, and standard protocols; it specifies an object identifier hierarchy used within IEEE 802 for uniform allocation of object identifiers used in IEEE 802 standards; and it specifies a method for higher layer protocol identification. (The PDF of this standard is available at no charge compliments of the IEEE GET Program. Visit for more details.)
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