IT 665 Course Calendar - Fall 2006
 

Date

Material to be covered

Homework Assignments & In-Class activities:

August 29th Syllabus/Introduction
Chapter 1 & 2 - Intro & Overview
Presentations

Presentation Grading Rubric (in MS Word)

Noted errors in the book

September 5th Chapter 3 - More review of networking with an emphasis on how the internet works. 

Chapter 4 - Classful Internet Addresses

Tier 1 ISP

Discuss:
  • How many networks do we have at Edinboro?
  • How do routers talk, and why would they need to talk to eacher?
  • from book - how many IP address would be needed to assign a unique IP address to every house in the U.S., the world?  Do we have enough room in IPv4?
  • local network IPs
    • A - 10.x.x.x
    • B - 172.16.x.x
    • C - 192.168.x.x

Homework 1

September 12th Chapter 5 - Mapping Internet Addresses to Physical Addresses (may just briefly cover since we discussed this in 610)
Chapter 6 -Internet Protocol: Connectionless Datagram Delivery (IPv4)
Discuss:
  • 6.6 - Is having a protocol version number useful?
  • 6.8 - Why was one's complement checksum chosen for IP instead of CRC?
  • 6.9 - What are the advantages of doing reassembly a the ultimate destination instead of doing it after the datagram travels across one network?
September 19th Chapter 7 - Internet Protocol: Forwarding IP Datagrams
Chapter 8 - Internet Protocol: Error And Control Messages (ICMP)
Discuss:
  • 7.1 - complete routing tables - Nick
  • 7.11 - modified forwarding algorithm - Michelle
  • 7.12 - detective - John
  • 7.13 - make more efficient - Tom
     
  • 8.5 - build traceroute - Dave
  • 8.7 - Priority for ICMP traffic? - Matt
  • 8.8 - 24 packets out of 12 - Hannah
  • 8.10 & 8.11 - no transmission error, why? - Ralph
  • 8.14 - nonexistent hosts - Christopher

We may do some group question & answer sessions after the break

Project

September 26th Chapter 9 - Subnetting & CIDR

Unless there are any questions we can skip chapter 10, Protocol Layering.  This topic is cover in IT610.  But feel free to ask about it.  It is a very  important and interesting topic.

Chapter 11 - UDP


 
Let's look at some of the questions in the back of each chapter again.
October 3rd Finish Chapter 11

Review for exam

Link to Mid-Term

Homework 2

 
October 10th Reading Day (No class)  
October 17th Exam 1 - Cover material that was discussed up to and including Sept. 26th.  
October 24th Chapter 12 - TCP Congestion Avoidance:
  • TCP Vegas - Chris & Anton
  • TCP Tahoe - Dave & Tom
  • TCP Reno - Amine & Hanna
  • TCP Hybla - Michelle, Amar & Linda
  • TCP New Reno - John & Ralph
  • What does Window XP use -Matt
  • What does Linux Servers use -Matt
 
October 31st Halloween

Routing:
Chapter 13 - Routing Architecture
 
Routing Exercises to be done & presented in class:
  • 13.1- Chris & Anton
  • 13.3 - Dave & Tom
  • 13.4 - Amine & Hanna
  • 13.7 - Amar & Linda
  • 13.9 - John & Ralph
  • 13.10 - Matt & Nick
 
November 7th Chapter 14 - BGP & what Autonomous Systems are    
November 14th Chapter 19 - Private Network Interconnection (NAT, VPN) Homework 3 

 

November 21st Chapter 23 - DNS    
November 28th Chapter 26 - Electronic Mail (SMTP, POP, IMAP, MIME)  
December 5th Chapter 27 - World Wide Web (HTTP)

Don't forget question from your presentation!!

Chapter 29 - Network Management (SNMP)

 

   
December 12th
Final Exam
Notes on Final

Presentation Questions

1,18,19,21,23,24,25,26,27,29