- Code COMP3310
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Computer Science
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Computer Science
- Areas of interest Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering
This course studies the standard models for the layered approach to communication between autonomous machines in a network and the main characteristics of data communication (transmission protocols) for the lower layers. It introduces several application layer protocols from a distributed systems viewpoint, and considers alternative lower layer methods such as ATM, and problem areas in the Internet protocol suite.
The following topics are included: introduction to communication network architectures (protocol hierarchies, layered services, the OSI model); the physical layer (transmission media, signal representation, limits to data capacity); the data link layer (error detection and recovery, point-to-point protocols); the medium access layer (protocols for Local Area Networks and satellite communication); the network layer (routing algorithms, congestion control); internetworking (addressing, internetwork routing and protocols, quality of service); the transport layer (connection-oriented transport layer services and protocols); application protocols for distributed systems.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- describe the basis and structure of an abstract layered protocol model
- describe, analyse and compare a number of datalink, network, and transport layer protocols
- design and implement datalink or network layer protocols within a simulated networking environment
- describe and analyse various related technical, administrative and social aspects of specific computer network protocols from standards documents and other primary materials found through research
- identify and apply basic theorems and formulae for the information-theoretic basis of communication and the performance of physical, datalink and network protocols
Course is offered in first semester in even years only
Assignments (30%); Quizzes (5%); Final Exam (65%)
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Thirty one-hour lectures and six two-hour laboratory/tutorial sessions.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Tanenbaum, Andrew S. Computer Networks, Prentice Hall, 4th edition, 2003.
Stevens, W. Richard TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1, Addison Wesley, 1994
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4572||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|