[e2e] typical network syllabus
dovrolis at mail.eecis.udel.edu
Tue Oct 30 08:54:14 PST 2001
A related question is whether one semester-based course
in networking is enough these days. Especially at a
graduate program, it would make sense to have an "advanced
networking course" with a totally different syllabus than
the (required?) undergraduate networking course.
Such graduate-level courses are given today in several
schools and they mainly cover research papers. Having a textbook
that is appropriate for such a 2nd course would be quite
useful I think. Possible topics could be:
- Router architectures
- "Internet algorithmics" (IP lookups, flow classification)
- Packet scheduling
- Intradomain routing and going deeper in OSPF
- Interdomain routing and going deeper in BGP
- TCP's congestion control and recent advancements (e.g., SACK)
- QoS and traffic management
- Multicasting protocols
- Traffic modeling and measurements
- Networking security issues
- HTTP and other Web-related protocols
- Web middleware
- Streaming apps
Raj, I am not sure whether any of the books that you mentioned
covers all/most of these topics in sufficient depth. I think
that the existing textbooks were meant to be mainly appropriate
for a first course in networking. I may be wrong..
Computer and Information Sciences - University of Delaware
On Tue, 30 Oct 2001, Yavatkar, Raj wrote:
> Jim Kurose has an excellent book and course material at his web site.
> S. Keshav put together a course around his book -- that is one good way to
> teach a class
> Larry Peterson has a textbook that provides another model to teach
> Gene Walrand also has a textbook with another approach.
> I believe you do not need a "typical" syllabus; any of the above approaches
> will work. I highly recommend Kurose's approach -- I used it inside Intel
> (no pun intended!) with great success.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Craig Partridge [mailto:craig at aland.bbn.com]
> Sent: Monday, October 29, 2001 7:50 AM
> To: Lloyd Wood
> Cc: end2end-interest at postel.org; craig at aland.bbn.com
> Subject: [e2e] typical network syllabus
> In message
> <Pine.GSO.4.21.0110241717190.27465-100000 at phaestos.ee.surrey.ac.uk>,
> Lloyd Wood writes:
> >What does a 'typical network syllabus' look like these days?
> There isn't one. Indeed, if you look at what the professional societies
> in our field think about networking you typically discover it buried in
> the syllabus for the OS course in their model curriculum.
> Incidentally, SIGCOMM is out to fix this glitch - we're looking to put
> together a team of volunteers to produce a model curriculum for networking.
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