Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the SCC Mirror Committee (SMC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
For brevity, this Standard will be referred to as CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC/IEEE 8802-A throughout.
At the time of publication, ISO/IEC/IEEE 8802-A:2015 is available from ISO and IEC in English only. CSA Group will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO and IEC.
This Standard contains descriptions of the IEEE 802 standards published by the IEEE for frame-based data networks as well as a reference model (RM) for protocol standards. The IEEE 802 architecture is defined, and a specification for the identification of public, private, and standard protocols is included.
Amendment 2:2020 to CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC/IEEE 8802-A:16, Information technology — Telecommunications and information exchange between systems — Local and metropolitan area networks — Overview and architecture - Amendment 2: Local medium access control (MAC) address usage (Adopted amendment 2:2019 to ISO/IEC/IEEE 8802-A:2015)
Amendment 1:2019 to CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC/IEEE 8802-A:16, Information technology — Telecommunications and information exchange between systems — Local and metropolitan area networks — Overview and architecture - Amendment 1: Allocation of Uniform Resource Name (URN) values in IEEE 802 standards (Adopted amendment 1:2018 to ISO/IEC/IEEE 8802-A:2015)