CS 455/555 - Intro to Networks and Communications
Fall 2008: Tues/Thurs 3-4:15pm, Dragas 1117

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  • This schedule is subject to change and will be updated throughout the semester with lecture topics and links to assignments.
  • Many of the slides are courtesy/copyright Jim Kurose and Keith Ross (from Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet) with edits courtesy/copyright Kevin Jeffay, Don Smith, and Michele Weigle. Please contact Michele Weigle (mweigle at cs.odu.edu) before re-distributing.
  • ODU Fall 2008 Academic Calendar, Exam Schedule
Date Topic Reading for this class meeting Assignment / Due Other
Aug 26 Administrivia Δ

Whirlwind Intro to the Internet - part a Δ
(slides 1-29)

Syllabus

Kurose/Ross (KR) 1.1-1.3

Aug 28 Whirlwind Intro - part a
Whirlwind Intro - part b Δ
(slides 1-13)
KR 1.4 Program 1 assigned
Sep 2 Whirlwind Intro - part b KR 1.4-1.8 Homework 1 assigned
Sep 4 Client-Server Computing and Socket Programming Δ KR 2.1, 2.7-2.8
TCPClient.java
TCPServer.java
UDPClient.java
UDPServer.java
UDPMsgClient.java
UDPShortServer.java
Sep 9 The Web and HTTP Δ KR 2.2 Program 1 due
Sep 11 FTP and Email (SMTP) Δ KR 2.3-2.4 Homework 1 due
Homework 2 assigned
Sep 16 No Class
Weigle out-of-town (ACM Mobicom)
Sep 18 DNS Δ KR 2.5
Sep 23 Discuss Homework 1
Transport Layer Δ
(slides 1-31)
KR 3.1-3.4 Homework 2 due
Program 2 assigned
Sep 25 Transport Layer
(slides 32-64)
Last day to drop (Sep 29)
Sep 30 TCP Intro and Flow Control Δ
(slides 1-7)
KR 3.5
Oct 2 Review for Mid-Term Midterm Study Guide Program 2 due
Oct 7 Mid-Term Exam KR Chs 1-2
Oct 9 TCP Intro and Flow Control
(slides 8-28)
Oct 14 No Class
Fall Break
Oct 16 Discuss Mid-Term and Program 3
TCP Congestion Control Δ
(slides 1-13)
KR 3.6-3.7 Final Paper (455, 555) assigned
Program 3 assigned
Oct 21 TCP Congestion Control
Network Layer Intro Δ
(slides 1-7)
KR 4.1-4.3 Homework 3 assigned
Oct 23 Network Layer Intro
IP Δ
(slides 1-9)
KR 4.4 Final Paper topic due (Topics)
Oct 28 IP
(slides 10-34)
Oct 30 IP
Routing Algorithms Δ
(slides 1-32)
KR 4.5
Nov 4 Routing Algorithms
Routing in the Internet Δ
KR 4.6 Homework 3 due
Homework 4 assigned
Last day to 'W'
Nov 6 Link Layer Δ KR 5.1-5.3
Nov 11 Addressing and Ethernet Δ KR 5.4-5.6 Program 3 due
Nov 13 CS 555 Presentations
(Vinay, Talal, Sandeep)
Nov 18 CS 555 Presentations
(Bradley, Brian, Swetha)
Homework 4 due
Nov 20 CS 555 Presentations
(Aneesha, Abhishek, Rajanikanth, Krishna)
Nov 25 CS 555 Presentations
(Meenakshi, Rajat, Prafull, Souhail)
Nov 27 No Class
Thanksgiving Break
Dec 2 CS 555 Presentations
(Vijay, Louis, Nitin)
Dec 4 Review for Final Exam Final Exam Study Guide Final Paper due
Dec 6 FINAL EXAM
3:45-6:45pm
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