MWF 10:00 - 10:50 a.m., SCI 3819
Lab TBA, SCI 3819
Davis (contacting me)
- Friday, January 27: Readings for next
week are posted. The SIGCOMM deadline is 11 p.m. tonight; there should
be more Emulab nodes available over the weekend. If not, let me know.
- Wednesday, January 25: FYI, the SIGCOMM 2012 conference deadline is Friday. Emulab nodes should be in more plentiful supply after that passes.
- Monday, January 23: Here is the promised link to online lab notebooks for Lab 0.
- Wednesday, January 18: Welcome back!
Welcome to the spring 2012 session of CSC 364, Computer Networks.
In this class, I hope you learn not only how the Internet
works, but why
it is designed the way it is. Although the Internet has been a
remarkable success, we'll also consider the limitations of its design.
My goals are for you to
- consider problems, requirements, and design trade-offs--and in
particular, how changing circumstances can change which solution is
- learn what makes the Internet work (including the details
of important protocols);
- analyze network performance;
- observe Internet protocols and systems "in the wild";
- work with programming abstractions to implement simple Internet protocols; and
- gain experience reading literature from both
research and practice.
I expect you to be comfortable programming in C and, ideally,
to have some other experience with operating systems or architecture.
Intrigued? Go on to read about course mechanics and the schedule.
Created January 14, 2009
Last revised January 27, 2012