Study of networks of interacting computers. The problems, rationale, and possible solution for both distributed processing and distributed databases will be examined.
- Delay, loss and throughput
- Layered architectures
- Network applications
- HTTP, FTP and email
- DNS and P2P
- Transport layer services; multiplexing/demultiplexing
- TCP and UDP
- Reliable data transfer
- Congestion control
- Network layer, virtual circuits and datagram networks
- Principles of routing and switching
- Routing algorithms
- Broadcast and multicast routing
- Link layer services; error correction and detection
- Multiple access protocols; link layer addressing
- Ethernet; hubs and switches
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