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CS6551

COMPUTER NETWORKS

LTPC
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UNIT I
FUNDAMENTALS & LINK LAYER
9
Building a network – Requirements - Layering and protocols - Internet Architecture –
Network software – Performance ; Link layer Services - Framing - Error Detection - Flow
control
UNIT II
MEDIA ACCESS & INTERNETWORKING
9
Media access control - Ethernet (802.3) - Wireless LANs – 802.11 – Bluetooth Switching and bridging – Basic Internetworking (IP, CIDR, ARP, DHCP, ICMP)
UNIT III
ROUTING
9
Routing (RIP, OSPF, metrics) – Switch basics – Global Internet (Areas, BGP, IPv6),
Multicast – addresses – multicast routing (DVMRP, PIM)
UNIT IV
TRANSPORT LAYER
9
Overview of Transport layer - UDP - Reliable byte stream (TCP) - Connection management Flow control - Retransmission – TCP Congestion control - Congestion avoidance (DECbit,
RED) – QoS – Application requirements
UNIT V
APPLICATION LAYER
9
Traditional applications -Electronic Mail (SMTP, POP3, IMAP, MIME) – HTTP – Web Services
– DNS - SNMP
TOTAL : 45 PERIODS
TEXT BOOK :
1. Larry L. Peterson, Bruce S. Davie, “Computer Networks: A Systems Approach”,
Fifth Edition, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2011.
REFERENCES :
1. James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross, “Computer Networking - A Top-Down Approach
Featuring the Internet”, Fifth Edition, Pearson Education, 2009.
2. Nader. F. Mir, “Computer and Communication Networks”, Pearson Prentice Hall
Publishers, 2010.
3. Ying-Dar Lin, Ren-Hung Hwang, Fred Baker, “Computer Networks: An Open Source
Approach”, Mc Graw Hill Publisher, 2011..
4. Behrouz A. Forouzan, “Data communication and Networking”, Fourth Edition, Tata
McGraw – Hill, 2011.