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Networking Equipment Specifications.

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This course is intended to provide an in-depth and practical understanding of modern computer networks that constitute the Internet.  The scope includes network architecture, component technologies (both hardware and protocols) and specific systems.  Emphasis will be on network protocols and related software implementation.

Meeting Time: Fridays, 4:45-7:30PM, Hill 116

Course Instructors: Prof. D. Raychaudhuri ( and Dr. Max Ott (

Teaching Assistant:  Sridharan Muthuswamy (

Text: Peterson & Davie, “Computer Networks: A Systems Approach”, Morgan Kaufman, 2nd ed.  (Required text, which will be used for about 60-70% of the material covered)

Additional reading materials to be distributed or downloaded, including several Internet RFC’s (e.g. 793, 768 & 791) and papers on specific systems.

Grading Policy:

Class participation and homework           
Midterm exam
Final exam
Project paper
Design specifications
Software prototype & demo

FINAL GRADES (May 17th, 2002)

Course outline

Network architecture paper (due 3/15)

Mid-term exam on 3/29 (open-book, + 2 pages notes; 2hr exam on Lectures 1-7)

Revised course outline (posted 3/14)

Course outline revision (posted 4/8):  Web architecture lecture by Prof. Ott on 4/12, followed by Mobile Network protocols on 4/19.

Final exam on 5/10, 7-10PM in SEC209.

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