COSC 6377 – Computer Networks
Fall 2000 Schedule

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Last revised 09/20/00

There will be additional reading assigned and distributed in class beyond what is listed here. This is a general outline of material that will be covered in lecture.

LG = Leon-Garcia textbook
F = Forouzan

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Date

Time

Topic

Reading

L1.1

Tues 8/22

7-8:15

Course Overview, Structure, Overview of Networking, Approaches to Network Design, Key factors in network evolution

LG Ch 1

Power of Patents paper

L1.2

Thurs 8/24

7-8:15

Layering – OSI model, TCP/IP, Common application protocols

LG Ch 2

L2

Tues 8/29

No lecture

Digital Transmissions Fundamentals – Layer 1, TDM vs Statistical Multiplexing, Physical media, Error detection, Nysquist and Shannon theorems, Transmissions Systems, Telephony

LG Ch 3, 4

Wired with Glass paper, Telstar paper, You Say Hello story.

 

Thurs 8/31

7-9:30

 

 

L3

Tues 9/5

No lecture

 

 

 

Thurs 9/7

7-9:30

 

 

L4

Tues 9/12

No lecture

Layer 2 – Addressing, Switches, Bridges, Routing Tables, Peer-to-Peer Protocols, LANs

LG Ch 5, 6

F Ch 3

 

Thurs 9/14

7-9:30

 

 

L5

Tues 9/19

No lecture

Midterm #1 Review

LG Ch 1-5

 

 

 

 

F Ch 3

 

Thurs 9/21

7-9:30

 

 

L6.1

Tues 9/26

7-8:15

Optional Midterm #1 Review

 

L6.2

Thurs 9/28

7-8:15

Midterm #1

 

L7

Tues 10/3

No lecture

Layer 3 – IP – Packet Switching, Routing, VCs, Datagrams, Link State vs Distance Vector, IP Addressing

LG Ch 7, 8.1-8.3

F Ch 4, What Is the Internet paper, 3Com IP Addressing paper if needed.

 

Thurs 10/5

7-9:30

 

 

L8

Tues 10/10

No lecture

Subnetting, VLSM, DHCP, ARP/RARP, Routing Protocols – RIP, OSPF, BGP, Multicasting

LG Ch 8

F Ch 5-6, 8,13, Mechanics of Routing Protocols paper

 

Thurs 10/12

7-9:30

 

 

L9

Tues 10/17

No lecture

Layer 4 – TCP/UDP – Reliability, Error Correction, Sliding Window

LG Ch 8.5

F 11-12

 

Thurs 10/19

7-9:30

 

 

L10.1

Tues 10/24

7-8:15

Mid-Term #2 Review

LG Ch 8

 

 

 

 

F Ch 5-6, 8 11-12, 13

L10.2

Thurs 10/26

7-8:15

Mid-term #2 Exam

 

L11

Tues 10/31

No lecture

Common protocols – DNS, Telnet, FTP, SMTP

F 15-18, 20

 

Thurs 11/2

7-9:30

 

 

L12

Tues 11/7

No lecture

The web: HTTP, Caching, Proxy

F 22-23

 

Thurs 11/9

7-9:30

 

 

L13

Tues 11/14

No lecture

Multimedia, QoS, Simple Network Management Protocol

LG Ch 12, App B

F 21

 

Thurs 11/16

7-9:30

 

 

L14

Tues 11/21

7-9:30

Security, DSL

FG 11,

 

 

 

 

 

Thurs 11/23

No lecture

University closed

 

L15

Tues 11/28

No lecture

Case studies – UH Network Design or Cisco Voice over IP and Final review

 

 

Thurs 11/30

7-9:30

 

 

 

TBD

 

Final Exam

Comprehensive


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