Graduate Computer Science

CS G152: Fundamentals of Networking and Internetworking

Studies network protocols and architectures. Discusses issues of performance evaluation of computer networks including performance metrics, evaluation tools and methodology, simulation techniques and limitations. Presents the abstract network design and evaluation issues in the context of the Internet. Topics include: performance analysis of medium access control protocol, error detection techniques and automatic repeat request algorithms; sliding window and reliable/ordered services, queuing disciplines including FQ and WFQ, spanning tree and learning bridges, shortest path routing, flow control schemes such as window flow control and leaky bucket rate control schemes, congestion control, quality of service, and fairness. Internet protocols, such as TCP, UDP and others are used as examples to demonstrate how internetworking is realized. Includes programming assignments.
Prerequisites:
undergraduate probability theory MS: Netwk PhD: Netwk
Credit hours: 4
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