CSC-204: Advanced Topics in Networks

 Introduction and overview of class.

Assignment 1.

In a web-site near you.

Sites for References

INFOCOM 2000 Conference

ACM SIGCOMM conference Follow: Archive of Previous SIGCOMM Conferences.

CAIDA Network Tools

U.C. Berkeley Papers, tools, people.

Measurement tools

Traceroute: See the manual page: man traceroute. An explanatory article See also below.

Pathchar: Official page, Pathchar and traceroute explained by the creator
A good paper in SIGCOMM'99: Using pathchar to Estimate Internet Link
Characteristics, Allen B. Downey, Colby College.

Interesting Papers

See the Berkeley lab site (Papers): Paxson, V., End-to-End Routing Behavior in the Internet.
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Vol.5, No.5, pp. 601-615, October 1997. An earlier version appeared in Proc. ACM SIGCOMM '96, August 1996, Stanford, CA.

  An overview paper on topology discovery:
R. Siamwalla, R. Sharma, and S. Keshav,
Discovering Internet Topology, July 1998.
        [ pdf, ps ] Heuristics for Internet Map Discovery, INFOCOM'00 Ramesh Govindan (USC/Information Sciences Institute), Hongsuda Tangmunarunkit (USC/Information Sciences Institute) .