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Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2007/08
01EJRHK
Introduction to telecommunication networks
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Computer Engineering - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-INF/03 5 B - Caratterizzanti Ingegneria delle telecomunicazioni
Objectives of the course
The course provides the basic concepts of telecommunications networks.
Syllabus
Network functions: signaling, transmission, switching, management.

Network services: traffic characterization and quality of service.

Topologies.

Transmission techniques.

Multiplexing (TDM, FDM, CDM) and multiple access (TDMA, FDMA, CDMA)
Switching techniques: circuit switching, packet switching.

OSI model: layered protocol architectures.

ARQ protocols: stop and wait, go back N, selective repeat.

Layer 1
Transmission media.
Access (ISDN, ADSL, PON) and transport (SDH, PDH) networks.

Layer 2
Protocols: HDLC, LAP-B, LLC, LAP-F
Frame relay
ATM
LAN (Local Area Networks)
MAC (Medium Access Control) protocols: Ethernet
Bridging and switching

Layer 3:
Routing protocols and algorithms

Introduction to Internet
IP, ICMP, routing
UDP and TCP
Application layer protocols: DNS, SMTP and HTTP

Sniffing over LANs
Bibliography
The course follows slides and notes provided by the teacher.
As a support, the following textbooks are suggested:
- A.Pattavina: "Reti di telecomunicazioni", 1 ed., Mc.Graw-Hill, 2002. ISBN: 8838660658
- J.F. Kurose, K.W. Ross: 'Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet', Addison-Wesley, 2000
- A.S. Tanenbaum: "Computer networks", 4th ed., Prentice Hall, 2002
- D. Bertsekas, R. Gallager: "Data networks", 2nd ed., Prentice Hall, 1992
D.E. Comer: "Internetworking with TCP/IP: vol.1, Principles, Protocols and Architectures
Revisions / Exam
written and oral examination.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2011/12
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