IEEE Networking Standards

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The IEEE 802.3 Working Group develops standards for Ethernet. 802.1 develops networking best practices. 802.11 handles WiFi. Their WG web pages are ugly.

Ones worth knowing include:

Standard Year Common name Topic
802.1d 1990, 1998, 2004 Bridges Bridging and spanning trees
802.1d-2004 incorporates 802.1w
802.1q 1998, 2003, 2014, 2018 VLANs Virtual LANs
802.1q-2014 incorporates 802.1aq
802.1w 2001 RSTP Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol
802.1aq 2012 SPB Shortest path bridging
802.3ad 2000 Link aggregation L2 port trunking
802.3ax 2008 Link aggregation Became 802.1ax
802.3by 2016 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T 2.5/5 Gigabit Ethernet over Cat-5/Cat-6 twisted pair