To explain that the Internet is not a specific application but an information/communication infrastructure and the end to end argument, the fundamental architectural principle of the Internet, with specific protocols at physical, datalink and network layers. It is expected that participants can design network protocols with the end to end argument in mind.
To understand the end to end argument, the principle of the Internet and be able to explain it with specific examples, and to be able to identify some protocol violating the end to end argument and its harmful consequences.
|✔ Applicable||How instructors' work experience benefits the course|
|As a side job, acted as a technical advisor of Softbank, a CTO of Mobile Internet Services Inc. etc. to construct and operate the Internet. Acted as an editor/author of rfc1995 etc., involved in developing various internet standards in IETF.|
End to end argument, Internet, Architecture, Layering, Catenet Model
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Lecture on each topic with questions and comments from the participants The participants are required to ask a question or make a comment on the lecture at least twice during a term of the course.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction of class||To understand what is and what is not the Internet and what is layering|
|Class 2||Introduction to the Internet architecture||superficially know the end to end argument and CATENET model|
|Class 3||Physical Layer||understand various physical layer technologies|
|Class 4||Datalink layer||understand various datalink layer technologies|
|Class 5||IPv4||understand IPv4 and ARP|
|Class 6||IPv6||Understand IPv6 and ND|
|Class 7||IPsec||understand IPsec and various security technologies|
|Class 8||NAT&DHCP||understand NAT and DHCP and know what is end to end NAT|
|Class 9||Routing (IGP/EGP)||Understand routing protocols w.r.t. difference between IGP and EGP and various IGP/EGP technologies|
|Class 10||Routing (ROLC/MPLS)||understand background and various technologies of ROLC/MPLS|
|Class 11||Multicast||Understand various multicast technologies and their difficulties|
|Class 12||QoS (Quality of Service) Guarantee||understand difficulties and solutions of QoS (bandwidth/delay) guarantee in packet network|
|Class 13||Optical packet router||understand how realistic optical packet router with practical buffering can be constructed|
|Class 14||auxiliary topics||auxiliary topics|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Interim report to experience how internet protocols work (20%) and final report to assess understanding on the Internet and the end to end argument (80%).
In addition, good questions and comments during lecture are rewarded with additional scores.