|Instructor(s)||Bobby Ma [Coordinator]|
Phone: (416) 979-5000 x 7929
Office Hours: Tuesday 2-4 pm
|Calendar Description||This is an introductory course in computer networks. In particular, it concentrates on the Internet technology. It first introduces the OSI and TCP/IP network architecture models. It then studies the implementation principles and design issues at each layer of these models. Lecture topics include: OSI and TCP/IP models, data transmission basics, data-link protocols, local area networks, wide-area networks, Internet structures, TCP/IP protocol suite, and application Layer protocols. Laboratory work focuses on the implementation of stop-and-wait protocol based on the BSD socket. In addition, students will gain practical experience by building and studying a physical network using network devices such as switches and routers.|
|Prerequisites||(COE 538 or ELE 538) and ELE 635|
|Learning Objectives (Indicators)|
At the end of this course, the successful student will be able to:
NOTE:Numbers in parentheses refer to the graduate attributes required by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).
3.0 hours of lecture per week for 13 weeks
Note: In order for a student to pass a course with "Theory and Laboratory" components, in addition to earning a minimum overall course mark of 50%, the student must pass the Laboratory and Theory portions separately by achieving a minimum of 50% in the combined Laboratory components and 50% in the combined Theory components. Please refer to the "Course Evaluation" section for details on the Theory and Laboratory components.
|Examinations||Midterm exam, week 9, two hours, open book.|
Final exam, during exam period, three hours, open-book.
|Other Evaluation Information||Project Demonstration and Report|
Introduction: OSI and TCP/IP layer architecture models
3.1 and 3.2
Framing Error Detection Coding Error-Control service
3.1 3.3 3.4
Error Control Protocols: Stop-and-Wait Protocol
Selective Repeat Protocol HDLC PPP
4.2 and 4.3
Local Area Networks (LANs): CSMA/CD Ethernet
4.3 and 4.8
LAN Switching and Spanning Tree Protocol
Internetworking and IPv4
IP addressing subnetting and supernetting
5.6 and 7.1
IP related protocols: ARP ICMP DNS IPv6
6.1 and 6.2
The Transport Layer: TCP and UDP
Study of the layer architecture: Traffic analysis using Wireshark.
Study of Client Server Model: Setting up various server applications.
Berkeley Socket Programming: Implementing a File-Download application
Implementing a File-Download application based on UDP.
Project: Implementing a File-Transfer Application.
Implementing a small internet: Configuring router and switches Analyzing
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