Architecture of Communication Networks (bilingual)
This is the unofficial home page of the English part of the
lecture "Architecture of Communication Networks (bilingual)". I will
provide material for this course on this web page in addition to Aula
Global for some time.
Slides for the Theoretical Sessions
You can download the PDFs (2x2 per page) from the lecture slides using
the links below.
To create these slides, I only deleted the background images from
the master template to reduce the size of the PDF files. These slides
are the latest version of the above slides including all changes.
The topics for the presentations in January.
The schedule is now as follows:
- Monday, 12/1/2004:
- Monday, 19/1/2004:
A collection of tasks from past
exams (partly with solutions). Unfortunately, they are in Spanish
only (but I will translate them if you request me to do so).
A collection of
theoretical questions from previous exams (to be answered without
books, sketches or the like).
Announcements, Comments, Schedule etc.
First teaching quality feedback meeting (together with the Spanish
coordinator of the lecture): Thursday, 7th of November 2003, 13:10 (at
the beginning of the lecture).
Additional Material, Links, etc.
- J. Crowcroft, M. Handley, I. Wakeman: Internetworking Multimedia, UCL Press, 1998. Also available online
- RIPE's IPv4 address assignment policies
- An article on how the RIRs developed.
- RFC 790: The class-based IP addressing scheme
- An FAQ on CIDR (a bit old, some links no longer working)
- RFC 1860: Variable Length Subnet Table For IPv4
- RFC 1519: Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR): an Address Assignment and Aggregation Strategy
- RFC 1771: A Border Gateway Protocol 4 (BGP-4)
- BGP-4 is currently in the process of being updated. Look here for the latest Internet Draft.
- RFC 1997: BGP Communities Attributes
- RFC 1403: BGP OSPF Interaction
Part II: Peering
Part III: NAT
- RFC 1631: The IP Network Address Translator
- RFC 2663: The IP Network Address Translator (NAT): Terminology and Considerations
- L. Phifer. The Trouble with NAT, Internet Protocol Journal, Cisco Press, Dec. 2000.
- RFC 2993: Architectural Implications of NAT
Chapter 3: Introduction to Multicast
Chapter 4: Multicast Routing
- M. Handley, J. Crowcroft. Introduction to IP Multicast, Internet Protocol Journal, Cisco, December 1999
- RFC 1075: Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol
- Internet Draft: Protocol Independent Multicast - Dense Mode (PIM-DM): Protocol Specification (Revised)
- RFC 1584: Multicast Extensions to OSPF
- RFC 2201: Core Based Trees (CBT) Multicast Routing Architecture
- RFC 2362: Protocol Independent Multicast-Sparse Mode (PIM-SM): Protocol Specification
- Internet Draft: Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode (PIM-SM): Protocol Specification (Revised)
- RFC 2730: Multicast Address Dynamic Client Allocation Protocol (MADCAP)
Chapter 5: IPv6
Part II: IPv4/IPv6 Transition Mechanisms
Chapter 6: Quality of Service
Part I: Introduction to Quality of Service in Packet-Switched Networks
Part II: Scheduling
Part III: Integrated Services and Differentiated Services
- P.P. White: RSVP
and integrated services in the Internet: a tutorial, IEEE
Communications Magazine, Vol. 35, Nr. 5, May 1997 (restricted online
access from inside the university only)
- RFC 2474: Definition of the Differentiated Services Field (DS Field) in the IPv4 and IPv6 headers
- RFC 2475: An Architecture for Differentiated Services.
- RFC 2638: A Two-bit Differentiated Services Architecture for the Internet.
- RFC 2597: Assured Forwarding PHB Group
- RFC 3246: An Expedited Forwarding PHB
- RFC 3086: Definition of Differentiated Services Per Domain Behaviors and Rules for their Specification
- RFC 2998: A Framework for Integrated Services Operation over Diffserv Networks.
Chapter 7: Multimedia Applications
- H. Schulzrinne, J. Rosenberg: A Comparison of SIP and H.323 for Internet Technology, Proc. of NOSSDAV, Cambridge, U.K. Jul. 1998.
- J. Glasmann, W. Kellerer, H. Müller: Service Architectures in H.323 and SIP: A Comparison., IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, Fourth Quarter 2003, Vol. 5, No.2.
- W. Stallings: The Session Initiation Protocol, Internet Protocol Journal, Cisco, December 1999
- RFC 3261: SIP: Session Initiation Protocol.
- RFC 3550: RTP: A Transport Protocol for Real-Time Applications.
- Collection of links for SIP and Internet Telephony