Semester Offering: August

Overview of IP Networks, Traffic Phenomenon, Congestion Detection and Control, Routing and Network Design, Performance of the Networks, IP over Networks, Voice over IP, Next Generation IP, Interactive Transmission over IP




Course Contents: Group1: Internet Protocol (IP)  

Module 1 : General Introduction 

Analog versus Digital Transmissions
Internet and Packet Routing
End-User Demand for Network Connection

Module 2 : An Introduction to Packet-Switched Networks

Packet Networks versus Circuit Networks
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) Networks
Traffic Phenomenon  Classes, Shaping Monitoring

Module 3 : Understanding the Transfer Control Protocol Stack

General Definition of TCP/IP
TCP/IP as Layered Stack
TCP/IP Stack in Operation
TCP Header Format
End-Point TCP Module Communication

Module 4 : Transmitting Information over an IP Network

Connection Details and TCP Segments
Congestion Control and Detection
Three-Way Handshake

Module 5 : IP Addressing

IP as Traffic Delivery Vehicle
The IP Address Field
IP Packet Addressing
IP Addressing Classes
Subnetwork Address
Subnet Masks
Domain Name System (DNS)

Module 6 : Packets Transported over a Distance

Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)

Module 7 : IP Routing and Protocols

Definition Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) and Exterior Gateway Protocol (EGP) Internetwork Routing
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Protocol
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

Group 2: Internet Protocol (IP) and Packet Networking

Module 1 : Transporting IP Packets across Local Networks

Office and Building Networks
Wide-Area Network (WAN) Choices

Module 2 : TCP/IP via Ethernet

Ethernet Protocol
Ethernet Frame
Subnetwork Address Protocol (SNAP)
TCP/IP Packets and Ethernet Frames
Ethernet Upgrades

Module 3 : IP over Other Networks

IP over Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) and Fast Ethernet

IP over Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)

DSL Overview
Customer Demand and DSL
Standard Reference Model for ADSL Service

IP over Satellite

Performance of the networks

Group 3 : Internet Protocol (IP) Telephony

Module 1 : Introduction to IP Telephony

Components of Telephony
Voice Call Signal
Early Voice Delivery
Human Ear Delay Sensitivity and Packet Delivery

Module 2 : IP Telephony Gateways and Gatekeepers

Gateway Node Interconnecting Telephone and IP Network
IP and Telephony Network with Gatekeeper Function

Module 3 : Telephony over the Private Intranet

Private Networks
Popular Software Packages
Private Branch Exchange (PBX) and Route Conversion
Routing PBX-Based, Intersite Corporate Telephone Traffic

Group 4: The Basics of IPv6 and Future Internet

Module 1 : Features and Functionality of IPv6

Four-Bit Priority
Flow Label
Auto configuration
Classes of Service Definition
Packet Header Optional Fields
Address-Space Augmentation

Module 2 : The Future of the Internet

Applications for Future Internet Business

Interactive Transmission over IP networks

HDTV over IP


Standard References : 1. Computer Networking, By JF Kurose, KW Ross, Pearson Education 2. Data and Computer Communications, 7th Ed., By W Stallings , Pearson Education 3. Internetworking with TCP/IP, 4th Ed., By Douglas E Comer, Pearson Education Supplementary References : 1. Data Communication and Networking, 2nd Ed. By Fourozan, McGraw Hill 2. TCP/IP Protocol Suite, Fourozan, McGraw Hill 3. Computer Networks and Internet, 2nd Ed. ,By Douglas E Comer, Pearson Education 4. An Engineering Approach to Computer Networking, By S Keshav , Pearson Education 5. Computer Networks, 2nd Ed., By Peterson and Davie , Elsiever Science 6. Data Networks, 6th Ed, By Berstekas and Gallagher, Prentice Hall 7. Computer Networks, 3rd Ed., By Tannenbaum, Prentice Hall 8. Data Communications, EEE, By PC Gupta, Prentice Hall


Journals, Magazines, Websites, RFCs as suggested in class lectures


Assignments (15%),
Quizzes (10%),
Mid Term Evaluation (25%),
End Term Evaluation (50%),
: All examinations would be closed book examinations only.