Network Protocol Design (ITC8061, 6 ECTS)
This module focuses on fundamental problems of network protocols and various design decisions and it's implications. This will also include security related protocols and give a better understanding why it is sometimes so hard to secure the Internet. As an exercise we will develop and implement our own protocol.
This module requires some programming skills (or a LOT of motivation to spend a LOT of time on learning algorithms and programming languages on top of the network-protocol related challenges). See also here for more detailed information.
The lectures and seminar discussions will be Monday's, 10.00-11.30 in room is ICT-A1. The is optional additional time on Monday's from 12.00-13.30 for coding and time to work on the implementation and assignments in ICT-401.
Lectures: 28 Jan Introduction 04 Feb Layers, naming and addressing 11 Feb Routing Theory I (Bellman-Ford) 18 Feb NO LECTURE 25 Feb Routing Theory II (Dijkstra + BGP) 04 Mar Design Workshop I 11 Mar TCP 18 Mar Design Workshop II 25 Mar Design Workshop III
Protocol Design & Development: 01 Apr Presentation about Design Specs 08 Apr AD-review / final protocol specs
Implementation: 15 Apr Implementation week 1 22 Apr Implementation week 2 29 Apr Testing with other groups (Note: your code MUST be ready on 29 Apr!)
Testing: 06 May Security testing and abuse/misuse. 13 May Demonstration / "Exam" (demonstrate your code and submit for marking)
- Kurose, Ross, “Computer networking: a top-down approach". Pearson.
- John Day, “Patterns in network architecture: a return to fundamentals”. Prentice Hall.
- Olivier Bonaventure. “Computer Networking: Principles, Protocols, and Practice” http://inl.info.ucl.ac.be/cnp3