The IEEE 802.3 standard for the operation of 10 Mbps networks. There are different versions of 802.3, depending on the type of cabling used, the IEEE standard for thick Etherent is 10Base5, for thin Ethernet is 10Base2.
10-BASE2 Thin Ethernet got its name because the coaxial cable it runs on is thinner than the cable used for thick Ethernet. 10 is for 10 Mbps operation, BASE is for baseband operation and 2 is for a maximum of 200 meters of cable segment length.
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