Tue Thu: 3:40pm-5:00pm, MSE 113
Office hours: Send me an email when you want to come to guarantee
that I meeting and avoid collisions:
The course will cover fundamental issues in network routing
and go into details to show the interesting research topics that exist.
Project Proposal is due May 3 at 5pm.
The list of papers is NOT updated yet.
Main Topics: 1) BGP routing, 2) routing in ad hoc
on network measurements
and modeling of Internet routing, 4) security issues.
Information about the quiz. At this
point, we won't be having a quiz, as long as participation is strong.
carefully as I will be updating with material and pointers.
IMPORTANT: Register and check the class mailing list:
I will be announcing useful information on projects and the quiz.
Most lecture slides are online. Note
for now I have the slides from last year, so check the dates.
for presentations (not updated yet).
Grading: We will have a project and a quiz.
Project (50%) requiring a project proposal in mid-course (proposal =
Presentations (10%) - research papers and maybe your projects
In-class participation is expected.
Assignment 1: How stable is
Internet routing? Due May 4th at 5pm.
In groups of two.
FOR THE PROJECT: start searching for a topic early!
You can pick your own project after consultation with me.
Teams of two are expected. If you want to work alone, consult with me.
Projects should be equivalent to a quarters work, and ideally would
include some novelty and innovation.
Literature surveys are fine but it should be a really good survey
on an interesting topic
and provide value to the surveyed material. Talk to me ahead of time
about your plans.
Here are some guidelines of
how to write an effective project proposal.
Here are some indicative suggestions for
Come and talk to me as early as possible, with some prep work done,
so that I can help you better.
Useful simulators: for BGP SSFNet and to some extent NS2 can be
For ad hoc routing: NS2 and glomosim are widely used.
Availability of other simluator may be possible, but check.
The vision. The vision is that the course will be taken by
who are very
interested in computer networks, with some background in computer
networks, so I would hope to have only to guide
not force people to do work.
The course will include a book and many papers.
Book ($16.09 on the Internet):
BGP4 Inter-Domain Routing in the Internet
by John W. Stewart
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Pub Co; 1st edition (December 14, 1998)
I have heard that the library may have the book if this is of interest
Any Computer Networks book would be handy as a reference.
Preprequisites: undergraduate networks knowledge will be required.