CS268: Computer Networks Syllabus


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Date Topics Readings Notes
Mon 01/20 No class -- academic holiday
Part 1: Internetworking
Wed 01/22 Class overview
Mon 01/27 Internetworking: Architectural principles
Design, E2E Optional reading: Tussles
Wed 01/29 Beyond best effort
Active, RFC1633 Optional reading: ActiveVision
Mon 02/03 Beyond Unicast
Deering88, CBT Optional reading: SRM, SprintExperiences
Wed 02/05 Routing (1): BGP
Notes1, Notes2, Anomalies Optional reading: FoundationalPbs
Mon 02/10 Routing (2): Alternate approaches
RCP, Consensus Optional reading: MIRO
Wed 02/12 Link scheduling (Guest Lecture by Scott Shenker)
FQ, NoFair Optional reading: CoDel
Mon 02/17 No class -- academic holiday
Part 2: Infrastructure and Intra-domain
Wed 02/19 Routers
BufferSizing, Background Optional reading: RouteBricks, HyperCuts
Mon 02/24 End-to-End Congestion Control (Guest Lecture by Nandita Dukkipati)
Optional reading: GoogleFast, MPTCP, XCP
Wed 02/26 Layer 2
SPT, Floodless Optional reading: TRILL
Mon 03/03 Management
4D, Ethane Optional reading: VLANs
Wed 03/05 Middleboxes
MboxBadness, APLOMB Optional reading: ETTM
Part 3: Datacenters and SDN
Mon 03/10 Datacenters (Topology)
Al-Fares, JellyFish
Wed 03/12 Software-Defined Networks
OF, OFv2 Also watch: Shenker and McKeown Read my post on piazza for what review you need to turn in
Mon 03/17 Datacenters (Guest lecture by Amin Vahdat)
Wed 03/19 Datacenters (Transport)
DCTCP, pFabric
Mon 03/24 No class -- spring break
Wed 03/26 No class -- spring break
Mon 03/31 Project Updates
Part 4: Tools, Techniques, and Non-Traditional Networks
Wed 04/02 Measurement
PktDynamics, SoundStrategies Optional reading: VargheseNewDirs
Mon 04/07 Network Software (Lecture by Sangjin Han)
Click, MegaPipe Optional reading: Arista-EOS, RoleBasedArch
Wed 04/09 Overlays
ESM, DHTs Optional reading: RON
Mon 04/14 Network Evolution
JustWorks, Impasse, XIA
Wed 04/16 Sensor Networks, DTN
SensorArch, DTN Optional reading: DirDiff, SP
Mon 04/21 Future Directions
Latency, Estrin, HomeNets, NDN
Wed 04/23 Wireless (Guest lecture with Kyle Jamieson)
RoofNet, SpinalCodes Optional reading: XOR
Mon 04/28 Project presentations (1)
Wed 04/30 Project presentations (2)

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