- understand that ethernet is a nondeterministic protocol
- be able to understand requirements for the link layer in the TCP/IP Protocol suite
- understand the collision detection in ethernet
- understand why randomization is a good idea in nondeterministic protocols
- be able to name a deterministic link layer protocol
- understand the basic problems when communicating over a shared medium
- understand the origins of ethernet
no learning goals defined
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