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Computer Networks II

Year: 5
Credits: 6 (3T + 3P)
Term: 1
Coordinator: Celeste Campo
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To acquire detailed knowledge of end-to-end transport layer functions and the main types of applications in data networks.


  1. Introduction.
  2. Transport layer: TCP.
  3. Name service: DNS.
  4. Classic services:
    • Remote login: telnet, rlogin.
    • File transfer: FTP, TFTP.
  5. Web: HTTP.
  6. Electronic mail service: SMTP, POP3, IMAP and MIME.
  7. File servers: NFS (plus RPC, XDR, MOUNT, NLM/NSM).

The specification of this assignment will soon be available on Aula Global.
  • The assigment to be submitted in September will not be the same as that to be submitted in February.
  • To use the Ingeniería Telemática lab computers, you will need to have an account in the Ingeniería Telemática labs. You can ask for an account using this form (initial login and password given out in class). To change the password of your account, you may use this form. Accounts are single-user (each student has the right to one account) and are to be used for all the courses you may be following in the Ingeniería Telemática Area.
  • It is mandatory that the practical assignment be carried out and submitted in pairs (i.e. groups of two).

    • W.R. Stevens: "TCP/IP Illustrated Vol.1 The protocols". Prentice Hall, 1994. L/D 004.738.5.057.4 STE. (available on-line en URL)
    • B. Forouzan: "TCP/IP Protocol Suite". 3ª Ed., McGraw-Hill, 2003. L/S 004.738.5.057.4 FOR.
    • A. Rodriguez, J. Gatrell, J. Karas, R. Peschke: "TCP/IP Tutorial and Technical Overview", 8ª Ed., IBM Redbooks, 2006.

    • Andrew S. Tanenbaum: "Computer Networks", 3 Ed., Prentice Hall International, 1996.
    • D.E. Comer: "Internetworking with TCP/IP vol I.", 4 Ed., Prentice Hall, 2000.
    • P. Albitz and C. Liu: "DNS and BIND". 4 Ed. O'Reilly&Associates, 2001.
    • Balachander Krishnamurthy and Jennifer Rexford. Web Protocols and Practice. Ed. Addison-Wesley.2001
    • B. Callaghan: "NFS Illustrated". Addison-Wesley, 2000.
    • D.E. Comer and D.L. Stevens: "Internetworking with TCP/IP vol III", 2 Ed. Prentice Hall, 1996.
    • William Stallings: "Comunicaciones y Redes de Computadores", 5 Ed., Prentice Hall International, 1997.
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