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Terminal concentrator for an Ethernet-style local network. / Hutchison, David; Grant, Alastair.

In: Computer Communications, Vol. 6, No. 6, 01.12.1983, p. 291-296.

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Hutchison, David ; Grant, Alastair. / Terminal concentrator for an Ethernet-style local network. In: Computer Communications. 1983 ; Vol. 6, No. 6. pp. 291-296.

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