TDC 375 Network Protocols
This course examines several advanced network protocol topics, with
particular focus on current, advanced core Internet technologies,
protocols and operational issues. The global routing system that runs
on BGP, the domain name system (DNS) and internetwork security issues
for instance will all receive significant attention. Since this is a
combined course, one of the topics we will also spend some time on is
the transmission control protocol (TCP) as an example of a protocol
that aims to provide end-to-end based flow control and reliability on
top of an otherwise unreliable substrate. The development and ongoing
challenges of the Internet system, it's design, development and support
requirements will be covered. Important operational systems utilizing
NTP, SNMP and syslog will also receive some attention. Security
services and protocols such as SSL/TLS and SSH will be examined. As
demand and time allow, we may cover a number of related advanced
networking protocol topics.
While we will focus our attention on the ubiquitous TCP/IP protocol
suite, the lectures will not only cover protocol basics, design and
operational considerations (i.e. why are things the way they are), but
also delve into a number of real-world case studies. These
opportunities will often feature some of the most interesting material,
leveraging the instructor's experience and current role outside of the
purely academic environment.
- Internetworking with TCP/IP Volume One (6th Edition), Douglas E. Comer, ISBN-13: 978-0136085300 (CDM Assigned and Required Book)
- Interconnections: Bridges, Routers, Switches and Internetworking Protocols (2nd Edition), Radia Perlman, ISBN-13: 978-0201634488 (recommended)
- Quizzes (25%)
- Homework (25%)
- Mid-Term (25%)
- Extra Credit Opportunities
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