600.344/444: Computer Network Fundamentals

Spring Term 2002

Christian Scheideler

Course Structure

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.



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 found here. The final exam has been corrected. If you want to pick up your exam, please come to my office till Thursday, May 9.


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.

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