ING-INF/05 - 6 CFU - 1° Semester

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Learning Objectives

This unit introduces to the knowledge of the protocols of the Internet. The student will understand how the Internet works and, in particular:

Knowledge and understanding abilities

Applying knowledge and understanding abilities

Course Structure

Lessons ex-catedra and discussion of the main topics.

Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be necessary to introduce change with respects to previous statements, in line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus.

Detailed Course Content

Computer Networks and the Internet: What Is the Internet?, The Network Edge, (*)The Network Core, (*)Packet Switching, (*)Delay, Loss, and Throughput in Packet-Switched Networks, (*)Protocol Layers and Their Service Models, History of Computer Networking and the Internet

Application Layer: (*)Principles of Network Applications, (*)The Web and HTTP 98, File Transfer: FTP (*)Electronic Mail in the Internet, (*)DNS—The Internet’s Directory Service

Transport Layer: Introduction and Transport-Layer Services, (*) Multiplexing and Demultiplexing, (*)Connectionless Transport: UDP, (*)Principles of Reliable Data Transfer , (*) Connection-Oriented Transport: TCP, (*)Reliable Data Transfer, (*)Flow Control (*)Principles of Congestion Control

The Network Layer: Introduction, Virtual Circuit and Datagram Networks, (*)What’s Inside a Router, (*)The Internet Protocol (IP) (*)IPv4, IPv6, (*)Routing Algorithms, Routing in the Internet

The Link Layer: Introduction to the Link Layer, Error-Detection and -Correction Techniques, (*)Multiple Access Links and Protocols, (*)Ethernet 469 5.4.3 Link-Layer Switches

Wireless and Mobile Networks Introduction, (*)Wireless Links and Network Characteristics, (*)The 802.11 MAC Protocol, Overview of Cellular Network Architecture, Personal Area Networks: Bluetooth

Textbook Information

Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach, James F. Kurose Keith W. Ross

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