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Introduction

    1. What is a network?
    2. Different types of networks
    3. How to specify requirements
    4. Service interfaces and QoS concepts
    5. Protocol layering and OSI architecture
    6. Network APIís/sockets & software issues

 

Overview of Networking Fundamentals

    1. Network topologies
    2. Packet formats
    3. Resource Sharing
    4. Packet forwarding & routing
    5. Flow & congestion control
    6. Transport layer
    7. QoS
    8. Performance evaluation basics

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Network Protocols

                                                               i.      MAC:

1.      802.3 Ethernet,

2.      802.5 Token Ring

3.      802.11 Wireless LAN

                                                             ii.      Bridges and LAN switching:

1.      learning bridge

2.      spanning tree

3.      multicast

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                                                            iii.      Cell switching (ATM):

1.      cell format, SAR

2.      VPI/VCI, signaling

3.      PNNI routing

4.      QoS control

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                                                           iv.      IP basics:

1.      IP address

2.      ARP

3.      DHCP

4.      ICMP

5.      intra-domain routing (RIP, OSPF)

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                                                             v.      IP advanced:

1.      subnets,

2.      inter-domain routing (BGP)

3.      IPv6, IP QoS (diff serve, RSVP)

4.      IP multicast (DVMRP, PIM)

5.      MPLS

----Mid-term exam

 

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Hardware building blocks

                                                           vi.      Adapters (for ATM, IP, wireless, etc.)

                                                          vii.      Links (modems, optical, framing protocols, etc.)

                                                        viii.      Switches (ATM, IP, MPLS)

                                                           ix.      Routers (IP, layer 7, etc.)

                                                             x.      Wireless (802.11, 3G, satellite)

 

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                                                           xi.      Mobility protocols

1.      Cellular networks

2.      mobile IP

3.      mobile ATM

4.      ad-hoc routing

 

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                                                          xii.      Transport layer protocols

1.      UDP

2.      TCP

3.      RTP

4.      TCP/IP software details

 

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                                                        xiii.      Security protocols

1.      DES

2.      RSA

3.      public key

4.      PGP

5.      IPsec

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System Case Studies and Research Topics

www/Internet, VOIP

Overlay networks : content routing, etc.

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Optical IP Network

Ad-hoc wireless networks

 

----Final Exam