CIS235-f11

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Textbook: http://www.amazon.com/Computer-Networking-Top-Down-Approach-4th/dp/0321497708

Homework

Assignments

August 24: Read http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=long-live-the-web - although this discusses the Web, many of the same issues relate to the underlying network. Be ready to discuss this in class.

August 26: You will find a rather long PDF in my pickup - akamai.pdf - that describes the current state of the Internet. Choose some part of this report to read in depth and be able to talk to the class about what you have learned. Make sure you know what akamai does and how it has access to the information in the report.

August 29: WSC networking / tour - no preparation

August 31: Read chapter 1, pages 1 - 26.

September 7: Read through page 58, concentrating on "Networks Under Attack"

September 18: Read chapter 2 to the end of the http section.

October 7: Read through 3.3

October 10: Read through 3.6

October 19: Finish chapter 3.

October 21: Read 4.4

November 4: Read 4.5, 4.6 October 24: Test on TCP

October 26: Read 4.5

November 14: Read 5.2, 5.3, 5.4

November 16: 5.2-5.4, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamming_code

November 30: Read 8.1 - 8.4, http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/14/technology/14encrypt.html (make sure to read the comments too)