Problem Set 1: Internetworking
Each student should submit his own report: NO TEAM work.
Due date: 11:59PM Eastern, September 18th, 2013.
Late submissions will result in a 10% penalty per day (e.g., 2.5 days late result in 25% penalty)
Describe in detail all the steps that your internet browser goes through when you click on a web page such as http://www.northeastern.edu/. You should describe which protocols are invoked (e.g., TCP, ARP, DNS, ethernet), their parameters (e.g., port numbers, addresses), network entities (e.g., DNS server, default gateway/router) and the network stack structure.
Provide screen dumps (or packets listing) from a packet sniffer such as wireshark to confirm your description.
Hints: clear your machines arp tables before clicking on the web page link, use information from ipconfig/ifconfig, route, etc.
2. Sockets Communication
Write a simple Java client-server broadcast chat application. The server listens
at a specified UDP port, and waits for
GREETING messages from remote
clients. Once a greeting has been received the client may send a
MESSAGE command to the server, which will forward the contents in
INCOMING message to every remote point that has previously
GREETING (including this sending client).
The client creates a socket which it will maintain throughout its lifetime, and is capable of receiving and sending packets from/to the server.
The types and format of messages to be exchanged in the application are:
GREETING: Greets the server. Client to server only. The server should register the client who sent this message as active.
MESSAGE: Sends some text to the server for further distribution. Contains the text of the message to send. Client to server only.
INCOMING: The server has received some text, and is passing it along with the sender's ip and port. Contains the IP address and port of sender as well as the text of the message. Server to client only.
- Any other message (e.g. ICMP errors) must be ignored.
A sample run of your application must work as follows:
server$ java ChatServer 9090runs the server on port 9090
Server Initialized...Server is left running
user1$ java ChatClient server-ip 9090runs the client and GREETs the server.
]Prompt message from user
] Hello World!Sends a message
<From w.x.y.z:aa>: Hello World!Every client sees this, where w.x.y.z:aa is the sender's ip address and port.
Note the following:
- The messages do not need to be authenticated, confirmed nor encrypted.
- There are no usernames whatsoever.
- The server sends the message to everyone who has GREETED him. There is no mechanism to make the server "forget" or logout clients.
- There is no limit to the number of clients the server supports.
- Students are welcome to use Python programming language for this assignment.