Peter Dordal, Loyola University Chicago Dept of Computer Science.
Tuesdays 4:15-6:45 in the Institute for Environmental Sustainability room
124 (just across Sheridan from the Mundelein center)
The text will be An Introduction to Computer Networks, second edition, written by myself and available for free online. Note that the book is updated regularly.
My general course groundrules are here. Exams will count for between 60% to 70% of your grade, with homework and programs making up the rest.The midterm will be the week of October 16, and will be on Sakai (probably Wednesday to Thursday). The final will be during the normal finals week.
|Week 1: Aug 29 (hwk 1 assignment)||Week 2: Sep 5
||Week 3: Sep 12
|Week 4: Sep 19 (hwk 2 assignment)||Week 5: Sep 26
||Week 6: Oct 3
|Oct 10: Fall break
||Week 7: Oct 17 (midterm week)||Week 8: Oct 24
|Week 9: Oct 31
||Week 10: Nov 7
||Week 11: Nov 14
|Week 12: Nov 21
||Week 13 Nov 28
||Week 14: Dec 5|
UDP: server, client
You are to do one of the following:
Option 1: HUMP client. Instructions are in hump.html. This is the programming option.
Option 2: Mininet. Instructions are in mininet_projects.html. This uses python as a configuration language. There's no implementation of algorithms.
Students will understand how the Internet is constructed, how LANs are built and managed, how data is routed to its destination, how connections are managed and implemented, how congestion is handled, and how security can be addressed.