Course material 2010–11
Principal lecturer: Dr Andrew Moore
Taken by: Part IB
Past exam questions (this is automatically generated so not perfect)
Information for supervisors (contact awm22 for access permission - please include your position/webpage, some sort of proof your not a CST student)
- This subject will closely follow the material of
Kurose, J.F. & Ross, K.W. (2009). Computer networking: a top-down approach. Addison-Wesley (5th ed.). Get a copy or at the very least have your college library get a copy - of the latest edition - if possible.
- Examinable Topics (raven)
Files including Lecture slides (raven required)
Applets (from Pearson website - I believe no 'magic' (purchase, etc.) is required to get access)
Topic 1 - Introduction
- End-to-End Arguments in System Design, Saltzer, J., Reed, D., and Clark, D.D., Second International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (April 1981) pages 509-512, ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, 1984, Vol. 2, No. 4, November, pp. 277-288 PDF
- Trying to explain the Internet to your parents/grand-parents? The Internet Revealed Disclaimer: this is very IXP-centric, funded as it is by Euro-IX, the body representing a big bunch of IXPs. Trivia: LINX (London IXP) is the worlds largest IXP by traffic, customers, and peerings).
Topic 2 - Applications
- Varnish is the front-facing cache spoken of this week in CompNet. Poul-Henning Kamp is it's primary author/architect, he wrote this interesting piece on VM, not specifically relevant for CompNet but certainly relevant to
- Tim Berners Lee's machine at CERN
- DNS Measurements at a Root Server
- Skype post-mortem on their December 2010 outage
Topic 3 - Transport
A quicktime video of (Monday/Wednesday 21st/23rd of Feb) presentation is available HERE Notes about the movie are available here. You may wish to open two browsers: one for the movie and one for the notes.
- Following on from How do we size buffers in the Internet? Jim Getty'sBuffer
Bloat page. Buffer bloat
Topic 4 - Networks
- IPv4 address space is almost exhausted..... news at 11; lecture material around Topic 4. This web page points to many of the "the Internet is about to end.... Doom I tell you....." gadgets and pages on the Internet.
The Day The Routers Died...from RIPE 55 network operators meetings in 2007.
- Internet Kill Switch
- IPv6 is still broken, or missing, in most vendors' consumer network gear