600.344/444: Computer Network Fundamentals
Spring Term 2002
Lectures: MTW 11, Shaffer 301
Topics covered will be computer networks and the Internet, application layer
protocols (e.g. HTTP, FTP, and DNS), transport layer protocols (UDP, TCP),
network layer and routing (e.g. link state and distance vector protocols,
multicast routing), link layer and local area networks (e.g. Ethernet and
IEEE 802.11 LANs), multimedia networking (e.g. RTSP and RSVP), and security
in computer networks. [Systems] Prereq: 600.333/433 or permission.
- 1/3: assignments
- 1/3: mid-term exam
- 1/3: final exam
The lecture will follow the book "Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach
Featuring the Internet" by James F. Kurose and Keith W. Ross,
Addison Wesley, 2001. ISBN: 0-201-47711-4. Further information can be
The final exam has been corrected. If you want to pick
up your exam, please come to my office till Thursday, May 9.
- Jan 28-30: Chapter 1a
- Feb 4-6: Chapter 1b
- Feb 11-13: Chapter 2a
- Feb 18-20: Chapter 2b
- Feb 25-27: Chapter 3a
- Mar 4-6: Chapter 3b
- Mar 11-12: Chapter 4a
- Mar 13: Midterm exam in Remsen 1
(instead of Sh301)
- Mar 18-20: Spring Vacation
- Mar 25-27: Chapter 4a
- Apr 1-3: Chapter 4b
- Apr 8-10: Chapter 5a (with information on CRC codes)
- Apr 15-17: Chapter 5b
- Apr 22-24: Chapter 5c and 6a
- Apr 29-30: Chapter 6b
- May 1: Final exam in Remsen 1
At most two people are allowed to work together on an assignment, but
there has to be a separate submission for each person.
Please indicate on your submission with whom you collaborated
to solve the assignment (if any). Also, please write your name and the
course (344 or 444) for which you registered clearly on your submission.
Solutions must be submitted till Wednesday, 11 am, in the wooden box
no. 4 on the opposite side of the administration office (NEB 224).
The corrected submissions can be found the following Wednesday on top
of box 4.
In case you have questions or complaints...
- Christian Scheideler: M 2-4, NEB 038
- Arun: T 3-4, NEB 225
- Cher: T 2-3, NEB B16
- Jalal: T 2-3, NEB 225
- Kishore: W 3-4, NEB 225
- Lauren: M 12-1, NEB 225
- Mike: Fr 1-2, NEB 225
Literature about Java
- AWL companion web site
of Computer Networking book by Kurose and Ross.
- The Java Tutorial.
- A collection of basic methods for Java
- Kenneth L. Calvert and Michael J. Donahoo. TCI/IP Sockets in Java:
Practical Guide for Programmers. MK Publishers (price: ~$15). Some online
material for this book can be found
- Elliotte Rusty Harold. Java Network Programming. 1997.
- Merlin Hughes, Michael Shoffner, and Derek Hamner. Java Network
Programming, 2nd Edition. Manning Publications, 1999.
Java Network Programming FAQ
Literature about Networking
- D. Bertsekas and R. Gallagher. Data Networks, 2nd Ed. Prentice Hall,
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1991.
- S. Bradner and A. Mankin. IPng: Internet Protocol Next Generation.
Addison Wesley, Reading, MA, 1996.
- W.R. Cheswick and S/M/ Bellovin. Firewalls and Internet Security.
Addison Wesley, Reading, MA, 1994.
- T. Corman, C. Leiserson, and R. Rivest. Introduction to Algorithms. The
MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1990.
- J. Crowcroft, M. Handley, and I. Wakeman. Internetworking Multimedia.
Morgan-Kaufman, San Francisco, CA, 1999.
- J.F. Kurose and K.W. Ross. Computer Networking. Addison Wesley,
Reading, MA, 2001.
- R. Perlman. Interconnections: Bridges, Routers, Switches, and
Internetworking Protocols, 2nd Ed. Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, 1999.
- W.R. Stevens. TCP/IP Illustrated, Vol. 1: The Protocols.
Addison Wesley, Reading, MA, 1999.
- M. Subramanian. Network Management: Principles and Practice.
Addison Wesley, Reading, MA, 1999.
Last modified: Wed Dec 12 2001