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Announcements!
[2017-04-11] A selected list of review questions and problems from the 5th edition of the textbook. Click here to download the PDF file (100K).
[2014-03-01] Glossary is online, see here. Click here to download the PDF file (100K).
[2014-03-01] All lecture notes are available online, see here.
[2014-03-01] Wireshark: check http://www.wireshark.org/
 
Objectives
Computer networking is an enormously complex subject, involving many concepts, protocols, and technologies that are woven together. Using the Internet as a vehicle, this course aims to introduce fundamental principles and concepts of computer networking. We will use a top-down approach to study the Internet's architecture and protocols: the application, transport, network, data link, and physical layers. Students will first study popular network applications such as Web, email, FTP, and P2P, then study communications services and protocols required to support these applications. The course will also cover advanced topics including wireless and mobile networking.
 
Instructors
Feng XIA (ķ)
Professor, PhD
Office Building #403; TEL: 62274391; Office Hours: by appointment
Email: f.xia{at}ieee{dot}org; f.xia{at}acm{dot}org
URL: http://fengxia.net
 
Textbook
The textbook for this course:
Computer Networking: A top-down approach, Kurose and Ross, 5th edition, Addison Wesley, 2016.
http://www.awl.com/kurose-ross
(The 4th and 6th editions of this book are also ok)
  
Grading
Assignments                   20%
Quizzes & Attendance   10% (may be integrated with the first item)
Final Exam                      70% (closed book and notes)
 
Acknowledgments
Some materials used in this course (and on this website) were downloaded from the Internet. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by the corresponding copyright holders. The PPT slides are slightly adapted from the slides by J.F Kurose and K.W. Ross.
 

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