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Monday Sept 8th, 2008

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Chapter 1

Uses of Computer Networks
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• Business Applications
• Home Applications
• Mobile Users
• Social Issues
Business Applications of Networks
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A network with two clients and one server.

Business Applications of Networks (2)
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The client-server model involves requests and replies.

Home Network Applications
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• Access to remote information

• Person-to-person communication
• Interactive entertainment
• Electronic commerce
Home Network Applications (2)
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In peer-to-peer system there are no fixed clients and servers.

Home Network Applications (3)
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Some forms of e-commerce.

Mobile Network Users
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Combinations of wireless networks and mobile computing.

Network Hardware
Wednesday Sept 10th, 2008
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• Local Area Networks (LAN)

• Metropolitan Area Networks (MAN)
• Wide Area Networks (WAN)
• Wireless Networks
• Home Networks
• Internetworks
Broadcast Networks
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Types of transmission technology

• Broadcast links
– Broadcast : send to everyone
– Multicast : send to a set of nodes
• Point-to-point links
Broadcast Networks (2)
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Classification of interconnected processors by scale.

Local Area Networks
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Two broadcast networks

(a) Bus (e.g. Ethernet - IEEE 802.3)
(b) Ring
Metropolitan Area Networks
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A metropolitan area network based on cable TV.

Another example : (Wimax IEEE 802.16)
Wide Area Networks
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Relation between hosts on LANs and the subnet.

Wide Area Networks (2)
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A stream of packets from sender to receiver.

Wireless Networks
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Categories of wireless networks:

• System interconnection (e.g.
• Wireless LANs (e.g. Wifi)
• Wireless WANs (e.g. Mobile
phone, Wimax)
Wireless Networks (2)
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(a) Bluetooth configuration

(b) Wireless LAN
Wireless Networks (3)
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(a) Individual mobile computers

(b) A flying LAN
Home Network Categories
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• Computers (desktop PC, PDA, shared peripherals
• Entertainment (TV, DVD, VCR, camera, stereo, MP3)
• Telecomm (telephone, cell phone, intercom, fax)
• Appliances (microwave, fridge, clock, furnace, airco)
• Telemetry (utility meter, burglar alarm, babycam).
Network Software
Monday Sept 15th, 2008
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• Protocol Hierarchies
• Design Issues for the Layers
• Connection-Oriented and Connectionless Services
• Service Primitives
• The Relationship of Services to Protocols
Network Software
Protocol Hierarchies
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Protocol : agreement between two parties

(peers) on how communication is to proceed

Layers, protocols, and interfaces.

Protocol Hierarchies (2)
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The philosopher-translator-secretary architecture.

Protocol Hierarchies (3)
M : message
Slide 23 H : Head
T : Tail

Example information flow supporting virtual communication in layer 5.

Design Issues for the Layers
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• Addressing (to whom)

• Error Control (error in message content)
• Flow Control (transmitted too fast)
• Multiplexing (sharing the wire)
• Routing (changing from one network to another)
Connection-Oriented and Connectionless
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Service : a communication function
provided by a layer to the upper layer

Before communication,
set up configuration
e.g. mobile communication

No set up before
e.g. SMS

Six different types of service.

Service Primitives
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Five service primitives for implementing a simple connection-

oriented service.
Service Primitives (2)
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Packets sent in a simple client-server interaction on a

connection-oriented network.
Services to Protocols Relationship
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Service vs Protocol
Communication Service : set of primitives at the interface level
Protocol : set of rules on message format and meaning

The relationship between a service and a protocol.

Reference Models
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• The OSI Reference Model

– Open Systems Interconnection

• The TCP/IP Reference Model

• A Comparison of OSI and TCP/IP
• A Critique of the OSI Model and Protocols
• A Critique of the TCP/IP Reference Model

Monday Sept 22nd, 2008

Reference Models
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Protocol Data Unit

Reference Layer
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Layer 1 (Physical layer) : transmit 1,0 over a physical signal (electric, voltage,
noise, …)
Layer 2 (Data link layer) : transmit a sequence of bits called Frame. The size of a
frame is limited. Error transmission is handled there. Ack support
When broadcast network (ethernet) than handles network access

Layer 3 (Network layer) : transmission over other physical networks. Routing

function. Congestion (Flow control)

Layer 4 (Transport layer) : Message of any length. Overall communication service.

Reference Models (2)
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The TCP/IP reference model.

Reference Models (3)
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Protocols and networks in the TCP/IP model initially.

Comparing OSI and TCP/IP Models
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Concepts central to the OSI model

• Services
• Interfaces
• Protocols
A Critique of the OSI Model and Protocols
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Why OSI did not take over the world

• Bad timing
• Bad technology
• Bad implementations
• Bad politics
Bad Timing
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The apocalypse of the two elephants.

A Critique of the TCP/IP Reference Model
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• Service, interface, and protocol not distinguished
• Not a general model
• Host-to-network “layer” not really a layer
• No mention of physical and data link layers
• Minor protocols deeply entrenched, hard to replace
Hybrid Model
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The hybrid reference model to be used in this book.

Example Networks
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• The Internet

• Connection-Oriented Networks:
X.25, Frame Relay, and ATM

• Ethernet

• Wireless LANs: 802:11

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TCP/IP 1974

(a) Structure of the telephone system.

(b) Baran’s proposed distributed switching system.
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The original ARPANET design.

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Growth of the ARPANET (a) December 1969. (b) July 1970.

(c) March 1971. (d) April 1972. (e) September 1972.
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The NSFNET backbone in 1988.

Internet Usage
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Traditional applications (1970 – 1990)

• E-mail
• News
• Remote login
• File transfer
Architecture of the Internet
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Overview of the Internet.

ATM Virtual Circuits
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A virtual circuit.
ATM Virtual Circuits (2)
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An ATM cell (i.e. “packet”).

The ATM Reference Model
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The ATM reference model.

The ATM Reference Model (2)
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The ATM layers and sublayers and their functions.

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Architecture of the original Ethernet.

Wireless LANs
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(a) Wireless networking with a base station.

(b) Ad hoc networking.
Wireless LANs (2)
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The range of a single radio may not cover the entire system.
Wireless LANs (3)
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A multicell 802.11 network.

Network Standardization
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• Who’s Who in the Telecommunications World

• Who’s Who in the International Standards World
• Who’s Who in the Internet Standards World
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• Main sectors
• Radiocommunications
• Telecommunications Standardization
• Development
• Classes of Members
• National governments
• Sector members
• Associate members
• Regulatory agencies
IEEE 802 Standards
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The 802 working groups. The important ones are

marked with *. The ones marked with  are
hibernating. The one marked with † gave up.
Metric Units
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The principal metric prefixes.