Syllabus
CS637
Fall 1996

Overview

A Brief History of Computer Networking

The Layering Principle

The Encapsulation Principle

Vocabulary

Point-to-Point vs. Shared Media

Circuit Switching, Packet Switching, & Virtual Cirucits

Overview of Physical & Data Link Layers

RS-232 and Modems

Digital Telephony

IEEE 802 & Common Variants

Ethernet

Token Ring

High Speed Technologies

Fast Ethernets

FDDI

ATM

Names and Addresses

Hardware Addresses

Protocol Addresses

Network Names

Address-Address Association

Name-Address Association

Examples

TCP/IP

ARP

NetWare

Microsoft