The student should be made to:
Understand the division of network functionalities into layers.
Be familiar with the components required to build different types of networks
Be exposed to the required functionality at each layer
Learn the flow control and congestion control algorithms
Understand the flow of traditional and Ongoing applications.
UNIT I FUNDAMENTALS & LINK LAYER 6+6
Building a network – Requirements – Layering and protocols – Internet Architecture – Network software – Performance ; Link layer Services – Framing – Error Detection – Flow control
UNIT II MEDIA ACCESS & INTERNETWORKING 6+6
Media access control – Ethernet 802.3- Wireless LANs – 802.11 – Bluetooth – Switching and bridging – Basic Internetworking (IP, CIDR, ARP, DHCP,ICMP )
UNIT III ROUTING 6+6
Routing (RIP, OSPF, metrics) – Switch basics – Global Internet (Areas, BGP, IPv6), Multicast – addresses – multicast routing (DVMRP, PIM)
UNIT IV TRANSPORT LAYER 6+6
Overview of Transport layer – UDP – Reliable byte stream (TCP) – Connection management – Flow control – Retransmission – TCP Congestion control – Congestion avoidance (DECbit, RED) – QoS – Application requirements
UNIT V APPLICATION LAYER 6+6
Traditional applications -Electronic Mail (SMTP, POP3, IMAP, MIME) – HTTP – Web Services – DNS SNMP.
TOTAL: 60 PERIODS
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
Identify the components required to build different types of networks
Choose the required functionality at each layer for given application
Identify solution for each functionality at each layer
Trace the flow of information from one node to another node in the network
Identify the congestion control and Avoidance
Learn the tradition applications and web services
- Larry L. Peterson, Bruce S. Davie, “Computer Networks: A Systems Approach”, Fifth Edition, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2011.
- James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross, “Computer Networking – A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet”, Fifth Edition, Pearson Education, 2009.
- Nader. F. Mir, “Computer and Communication Networks”, Pearson Prentice Hall Publishers, 2010.
- Ying-Dar Lin, Ren-Hung Hwang, Fred Baker, “Computer Networks: An Open Source Approach”, McGraw Hill Publisher, 2011.
- Behrouz A. Forouzan, “Data communication and Networking”, Fourth Edition, Tata McGraw – Hill, 2011.