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Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2007/08
08CDUCW
Computer networks
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Computer Engineering - Vercelli
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Ciminiera Luigi ORARIO RICEVIMENTO     40 10 0 0 5
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-INF/05 5 B - Caratterizzanti Ingegneria informatica
Objectives of the course
This course provides the basics for understanding the most important computer networks and their protocols. Particular emphasis is given to internet and the most popular application protocols.
Expected skills
The student will understand how internet and the most important protocols work.
Prerequisites
Basic principles of both computer architecture and programming are required. It is also expected that the students are acquainted with the basic principles of physics.
Syllabus
Introduction.
 Taxonomy and most important functionalities of computer networks.
 Internet architecture.
Classic application layer protocols
 This part describes the most important protocols for non realtime applications (e.g. HTTP, FTP, Telnet).
Transport layer protocols
 Basic principles of error recovery techniques
 How TCP and UDP work
Network layer protocols
 IP and ICMP protocols (both version 4 and 6)
 Basic principles of routing
 Routing in internet (RIP, OSPF and EGP)
Protocols for realtime applications
 Requirements of real time applications
 Protocols for audio/video streaming (RTSP)
 Protocols for realtime transmission (RSVP, RTP, SIP)
Security
 Symmetric key and public key cryptography
 Authentication protocols
 Digital signatures and certificates
 Firewalls
Laboratories and/or exercises
The course include activities in the laboratory, which is devoted to make the student acquainted with tools for protocol analysis, and the configuration of some important application (e.g. firwall, routing tables).
Bibliography
Ross, Kurose 'Reti di Calcolatori e Internet' III ed. Addison 'Wesley.
Copy of lesson material.
Revisions / Exam
The student should provide written answers (in free format) to a set questions.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2007/08
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