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Internet architecture and protocols ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)



Clayton First semester 2005 (Evening)

Synopsis: The 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; the 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, e.g. 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: Examination (2 hours): 60% + Assignments: 40%

Contact Hours: 2 hours per week: Lecture attendance 1 hour per week: Scheduled tutorials 9 hours per week: Private study to review lecture materials and to complete assignments

Prerequisites: An introductory data communications subjects such as CSE2318/3318 or equivalent.

Prohibitions: CSE3821, CPE3004, ECE4411/5411