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MET CS 635: Local Area Network Design and Implementation

Spring 1999 Instructor: Vladimir Sukonnik

email: sukonnik@bu.edu

lecture notes: http://members.tripod.com/vsukonnik

phone: (781) 487-5981

Topic Reference [1]

  1. Introduction and background    ch 1,2,3
  2. Transmission Media                  ch 2,3
  3. Protocol Architecture               ch 2,4
  4. Physical and MAC layers of traditional LAN    ch 6
  5. Logical Link Control                                    ch 5
  6. High-Speed Ethernet-like LANs                     ch 7
  7. Fiber Distributed Data Interface                    ch 8
  8. Fiber Channel & Gigabit Ethernet                   ch 9
  9. Distributed Queue Dual Bus                          ch 12
  10. ATM LANs                                                 ch 10
  11. Wireless LANs                                            ch 11
  12. Bridges                                                     ch 14
  13. Internetworking and Routing                         ch 15
  14. Network Management                                  ch 16
  15. LAN/MAN Performance                                 ch 13

Course Book

[1] W. Stallings, "Local & Metropolitan Area Networks" Fifth Edition, Prentice Hall 1997

References (optional):

[2] John McNamara, "Local Area Networks", Digital Press (good introduction)

[3] W. Stallings, "Data and Computer Communication", Prentice Hall (lots of details)

[4] Andrew Tanenbaum, "Computer Networks", Prentice Hall (good comprehensive overview)

[5] Uyless Black, Computer Networks, Protocols, Standards, and Interfaces, Prentice Hall

Grading Policy:

Homework 50%

Midterm 25%

Final 25%