CS268: Computer Networks Syllabus


There are no official texts for the course. As background, we suggest several texts:


The schedule and syllabus is tentative and subject to change. Any updates will be posted here and announced on piazza.

Date Presenter Topics Readings Notes
Tue 01/22 Sylvia Ratnasamy Class Overview
No readings
Thu 01/24 Sylvia Ratnasamy Architectural principles
Design, E2E Optional reading: Tussles
Tue 01/29 Sylvia Ratnasamy Beyond best effort
Active, RFC1633 Optional reading: Active-vs-E2E
Thu 01/31 Sylvia Ratnasamy Beyond unicast
Multicast, Overlays Optional reading: CBT, SprintExperiences
Tue 02/05 Students Congestion Control
Jacobson88, XCP Optional reading: RCP
Thu 02/07 Students Buffering and modern CC
BufferSizing, BBR Optional reading: McKeown-GSR
Tue 02/12 Students DHTs and P2P
BitTyrant, DHTs Optional reading: DHT-Geometries
Thu 02/14 Students Inter-domain routing
RCP, Consensus Optional reading: How-BGP-works, Gao-Rexford
Tue 02/19 Scott Shenker (UCB) SDN (Guest Lecture)
Watch: Shenker and McKeown Optional reading: OF
Thu 02/21 Students Datacenters: Topology and Routing
Clos, JellyFish Optional reading: VL2
Tue 02/26 Students Datacenters: Transport
DCTCP, pFabric Optional reading: Fastpass
Thu 02/28 Students Datacenters: Practice
B4, B4-after Optional reading: 10yrs-Clos
Tue 03/05 Students Modern network management
Verification, Ethane Optional reading: 4D
Thu 03/07 Students Programmable Infrastructure
RouteBricks, RMT Project proposals due
Tue 03/12 Luigi Rizzo (UPisa/Google) Network Software Design (Guest Lecture)
Click, Netmap Optional reading: MegaPipe, Background
Thu 03/14 Justine Sherry (CMU) Middleboxes and NFV (Guest Lecture)
FTMB, StatelessNFs Optional reading: Aplomb
Tue 03/19 Students Network Measurement
PktDynamics, Marple
Thu 03/21 Students Link Scheduling
FQ, PIFO, UPS Optional reading: NoFair
Tue 03/26 No class -- spring break
Thu 03/28 No class -- spring break
Tue 04/02 David Naylor (Nefeli Networks) Clean-Slate Internet Architectures (Guest Lecture)
APIP, XIA Optional reading: Handley, Impasse
Thu 04/04 Students Censorship / Network Abuse
net-spammers, CSAW Optional reading: NetNeutrality
Tue 04/09 Bikash Koley (Juniper Networks) Networking 3.0 (Guest Lecture)
ZeroTouch(slides), EvolveOrDie, Espresso
Thu 04/11 Shaddi Hassan (Facebook) Rural Connectivity (Guest lecture)
BeyondPilots, CommunityNets Optional reading: VirtCoverage
Tue 04/16 Students Low Latency
Speed-of-light, Satellites, DC-Latency, DC-Disaggr
Thu 04/18 Nandita Dukkipati (Google) Network Performance and Isolation in Virtualized Environments (Guest Lecture)
Andromeda , EyeQ Optional reading: Carousel
Tue 04/23 Sylvia Ratnasamy No lecture
Work on projects!
Thu 04/25 Sylvia Ratnasamy Future Directions
CC-Throwdown, BGP, Feudal, Five, Participatory, NetComplex, Adoption See my post on piazza for what to submit in your review
Tue 04/30 Students Project presentations (1)
Thu 05/02 Students Project presentations (2)
Thu 05/09
Project reports due

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