CSC445

Instructor: Doug Lea
Class: T-Th 8:00
Office/Lab hours: Normally M-F 11-12

Topics

  1. Network Structure and Implementation
  2. Internetworking
  3. Distributed Systems

Textbook

Peterson, Larry, and Bruce Davie Computer Networks Morgan Kaufmann, 5th edition, 2011.

Requirements

Subject to minor change:
Two exams (30%)
The second one during finals period
Exercises (15%)
When covering non-hands-on topics, some text exercises will be assigned and discussed in class.
  1. Ch 1: ex 3, 4, 5, 6, 21
  2. Ch 2: ex 1-3, 6, 7, 22
  3. Ch 3: ex 13-16
Class presentation (15%)
An approximately 15 minute presentation on a networking technology that is covered at most only briefly in class and text. Example topics include substrates such as radio links, broadband, and satellites, alternative low-level protocols such as XNS and Netware, and higher-level frameworks such as JXTA. Time slots for these will scattered throughout the semester. You can choose to either do a presentation alone, or together with another student.
Four programming assignments (40%)
Programs may not be submitted unless they successfully run according to specification. You must demo your program to me within 2 days of submitting it. Five percent credit is taken off per day late.
  1. Assignment 1
  2. Assignment 2
  3. Assignment 3: As specified by your group.

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Doug Lea