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 transport and application 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.
End to end argument, Internet, Architecture, Layering, Catenet Model
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist 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 and basics of IPv4/IPv6||Learn basic knowledges on IPv4/IPv6 and the architectural principle of the end to end argument|
|Class 2||UDP (User Datagram Protocol) & DNS (Domain Name System)||understand a transport protocol of UDP and Domain Name System as an application over UDP|
|Class 3||TCP (Transmission Control Protocol)||understand a transport protocol of TCP on its retransmission and congestion avoidance mechanisms|
|Class 4||tftp (trivial file transfer protocol), ｆｔｐ (file transfer protocol), reliable multicast||understand file transfer applications specifically with tftp over UDP, ftp over TCP and reliable multicast|
|Class 5||Character code and internationalization||understand that characters are digital, not analog, and difference between localization and internationalization|
|Class 6||telnet, smtp (simple mail transfer protocol) & MIME (multipurpose internet mail extensions)||understand telnet for remote login and smtp and MIME for e-mail as character based protocols|
|Class 7||structured text||understand protocols for structured text (HTM, HTTP, JAVA etc.)|
|Class 8||home appliance control||understand how should home appliance control protocol can be useful from view points of TV centric and internet centric|
|Class 9||RTP (Real-time Transport Protocol)||understand a streaming protocol of RTP|
|Class 10||telephone over telephone network & the internet||understand how telephone can be implemented over telephone network and the Internet|
|Class 11||user authentication, accounting, RADIUS (remote authentication dial-in user service)||understand RADIUS, a protocol for user authentication and accounting|
|Class 12||intellectual property rights and IT legislation||understand intellectual property rights and IT legislation, especially on fair use|
|Class 13||standardization||understand how standards related to the Internet are specified|
|Class 14||auxiliary topics (1)||auxiliary topics (1)|
|Class 15||auxiliary topics (2)||auxiliary topics (2)|
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.