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August 31, 2022


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How does the global network infrastructure work and what are the design principles on which it is based?

In what ways are these design principles compromised in practice? How do we make it work better in today’s world? How do we ensure that it will work well in the future in the face of rapidly growing scale and heterogeneity? And how should Internet applications be written, so they can obtain the best possible performance both for themselves and for others using the infrastructure? These are some issues that are grappled with in this course. The course will focus on the design, implementation, analysis, and evaluation of large-scale networked systems.

Topics include internetworking philosophies, unicast and multicast routing, congestion control, network quality of service, mobile networking, router architectures, network-aware applications, content dissemination systems, network security, and performance issues. Material for the course will be drawn from research papers, industry white papers, and Internet RFCs.

Course Curriculum

  • L0 for background Unlimited
  • The Internetworking Problem Unlimited
  • Scaling IP (cont.) Unlimited
  • Tutorial on useful tools Unlimited
  • Unicast Internet Routing: Intra- and Inter-Domain Routing Unlimited
  • Intro to the ns2 Network Simulator Unlimited
  • Security Problems with the Internet Architecture Unlimited
  • Tutorial on IPv6 Unlimited
  • **Part II: Resource Management **End-to-End Congestion Control Unlimited
  • Router-Assisted Congestion Control: Active Queue Management Unlimited
  • Fair Queuing and Variants Unlimited
  • Modeling and Measurement-I: Packet Trains Slides Unlimited
  • Adaptive Network Applications Nick’s CM slides Unlimited
  • QoS-I: Why QoS; Basic Models and Architecture Unlimited
  • Modeling and Measurement-II: Traffic Self-Similarity; Virus Propagation Unlimited
  • Routing in Overlay Networks Unlimited
  • DNS Unlimited
  • Anonymity Unlimited
  • Multicast (cont.); Scalability and Robustness in Networks Unlimited

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology