Leader: S. Giles/Assoc. Prof J Breen
Not offered in 2005.
Synopsis: Structure, coordination and management of the Internet; Internet standards development process; Internet link layer protocols: SLIP, CSLIP, PPP, ARP, RARP, etc.; the IP (V4 and V6) and ICMP protocols; TCP and UDP; Internet addressing structure, including domain naming and the DNS/LDAP systems and protocols; bridging systems and spanning-tree protocols; Internet packet routing techniques and protocols, eg distance-vector, Bellman, SPF and related IGP and EGP protocols; mobile IP; Real Time protocols: RTP, RTCP, RTSP, SDP, RSVP; Security issues; Quality of Service (QoS) issues; the major common applications: FTP, Telnet, SNMP, SMTP, HTTP, etc
Assessment: Practical Assignments 40%, Examination (2 hours) 60%