Grading Policies
Lectures Notes
Note that this class counts towards the group III (Systems) requirement for graduate students.
Date Description Notes Evaluation link
01/08/2002 First day of class. General introduction and ground rules. Register for online review forum at PDF (184 KB) PowerPoint
  • Hints on how to read research papers ( postscript )
  • Hints on how to write a good systems research paper ( postscript)
  • Refresher on network programming (for the home work projects)
PDF (84 KB) PowerPoint
01/10/2002 End-to-End Arguments in System Design
Jerome H. Saltzer, David P. Reed, and David D. Clark, M.I.T. Laboratory for Computer Science. In Second International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (April, 1981) pages 509-512. Published with minor changes in ACM Transactions in Computer Systems 2, 4, November, 1984, pages 277-288. Reprinted in Craig Partridge, editor Innovations in internetworking. Artech House, Norwood, MA, 1988, pages 195-206. ISBN 0-89006-337-0. Also scheduled to be reprinted in Amit Bhargava, editor. Integrated broadband networks. Artech House, Boston, 1991. ISBN 0-89006-483-0. ( PDF )
PDF (60 KB) PowerPoint Evaluate (Deadline: 01/10/2002 2:00 PM)
01/15/2002 Chapter 1 PDF PowerPoint
01/16/2002 Chapter 9 PDF PowerPoint
01/17/2002 Chapter 9 (cont) PDF PowerPoint
01/21/2002 Oceanstore: An Extremely Wide-Area Storage System David Bindel, Yan Chen, Patrick Eaton, Dennis Geels, Ramakrishna Gummadi, Sean Rhea, Haim Weatherspoon, Westley Weimer, Christopher Wells, Ben Zhao, and John Kubiatowicz, Proceedings of the Nine International Symposium on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS IX), November 2000. ( PDF PDF PowerPoint Evaluate (Deadline: 01/21/2002 2:00 PM)
01/23/2002 Out of town to Multimedia Computing and Networking (MMCN) 2002
Class cancelled
01/24/2002 Out of town to Multimedia Computing and Networking (MMCN) 2002
Guest Lecture by Scott Watterson
PDF PowerPoint  
Direct Link Networks
01/29/2002 Chapter 2 PDF PowerPoint
01/30/2002 and 01/31/2002 Chapter 2 PDF PowerPoint
02/05/2002 Chapter 3 PDF PowerPoint
02/05/2002 Chapter 3 PDF PowerPoint
Packet Switching
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
End-to-end Protocols
Chapter 5
Congestion Control and Resource Allocation
Chapter 6
03/26/02 Jitendra Padhye, Sally Floyd (ACIRI), "On Inferring TCP Behavior", ACM SIGCOMM 2001 (PDF) Evaluate (Deadline: 03/26/2002 2:00 PM)
03/27/02 Kevin Lai and Mary Baker, "Measuring Link Bandwidths Using a Deterministic Model of Packet Delay", Proc. of Sigcomm, August 2000. (PS) Evaluate (Deadline: 03/27/2002 2:00 PM)
03/28/02 Hari Balakrishnan, Venkata Padmanabhan, and Randy H. Katz, "The Effects of Asymmetry on TCP Performance", ACM Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET), 4(3), 1999. (PS) Evaluate (Deadline: 03/28/2002 2:00 PM)
Active Networks
04/02/02 David Wetherall, John Guttag, and David Tennenhouse, "ANTS: A Toolkit for Building and Dynamically Deploying Network Protocols." IEEE OPENARCH, April 1998 (PDF)

David Wetherall, "Active Network Vision and Reality: Lessons from a Capsule-based System." 17th ACM Symposium on Operating System Principles (SOSP'99), December 1999 (PDF)
Evaluate (Deadline: 04/02/2002 2:00 PM)
Evaluate (Deadline: 04/02/2002 2:00 PM)
04/03/02 Craig Labovitz, Abha Ahuja, Abhijit Abose, Farnam Jahanian, " An Experimental Study of Delayed Internet Routing Convergence." Proc. of Sigcomm, August 2000. (PS) Evaluate (Deadline: 04/03/2002 2:00 PM)
04/04/02 Aurrecoechea, C., Campbell, A.T. and L. Hauw, "A Survey of QoS Architectures", ACM/Springer Verlag Multimedia Systems Journal , Special Issue on QoS Architecture, Vol. 6 No. 3, pg. 138-151, May 1998. (PDF) Evaluate (Deadline: 04/04/2002 2:00 PM)
Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks
04/09/02 Elizabeth M. Royer and C.-K. Toh. "A Review of Current Routing Protocols for Ad-Hoc Mobile Wireless Networks." IEEE Personal Communications Magazine, April 1999, pp. 46-55. (PS) Evaluate (Deadline: 04/09/2002 2:00 PM)
04/10/02 Josh Broch, David A. Maltz, David B. Johnson, Yih-Chun Hu, and Jorjeta Jetcheva, ``A Performance Comparison of Multi-Hop Wireless Ad Hoc Network Routing Protocols''. Proc. of MobiCom '98, Oct. 1998 (PS) Evaluate (Deadline: 04/10/2002 2:00 PM)
04/11/02 Jinyang Li, Charles Blake, Douglas S. J. De Couto, Hu Imm Lee, and Robert Morris, "Capacity of Ad Hoc Wireless Networks", Mobicom 2001 (PDF) Evaluate (Deadline: 04/11/2002 2:00 PM)
04/16/02 Christine E. Price, Krishna M. Sivalingam, Prathima Agarwal and Jyh-Cheng Chen, "A Survey of Energy Efficient Network Protocols for Wireless and Mobile Networks", Accepted for ACM/Baltzer Journal on Wireless Networks, Jan 2001. (PS) Evaluate (Deadline: 04/16/2002 2:00 PM)
04/17/02 Class cancelled. Yamacraw IAB
04/18/02 Christoph L. Schuba, Ivan V. Krsul, Markus G. Kuhn, Eugene H. Spafford, Aurobindo Sundaram, Diego Zamboni, "Analysis of a Denial of Service Attack on TCP". Proceedings of the IEEE, 1997. (PS) (PDF) Evaluate (Deadline: 04/18/2002 2:00 PM)
04/23/02 David Moore, Geoffrey Voelker, and Stefan Savage, "Inferring Internet Denial of Service Activity", Proceedings of the 2001 USENIX Security Symposium, Washington D.C., August 2001. (PDF) Evaluate (Deadline: 04/23/2002 2:00 PM)
04/24/02 Nikita Borisov (University of California, Berkeley, USA); Ian Goldberg (Zero Knowledge Systems, Canada); and David Wagner (University of California, Berkeley, USA). "Intercepting Mobile Communications: The Insecurity of 802.11", Mobicom 2001 (PDF) Evaluate (Deadline: 04/24/2002 2:00 PM)
04/25/02 Wrap up  

Surendar Chandra
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