CS176B: Network Computing
Focus on networking and web technologies used in the Internet. The class covers socket programming and web-based techniques that are used to build distributed applications.
- Internet operation, characteristics, and study
- Socket programming and application layer protocols
- Advanced topics in networking (CDN, P2P, Gaming, VoIP, etc.)
Course Objectives and Department Mission
Because the Internet is such an important part of the communications
infrastructure, understanding how it works is of benefit to everyone.
Understanding the Internet in detail is especially critical for
Computer Science students. Not only do students learn how communication
takes place, but the Internet serves as an excellent example of a highly
distributed and complex computer system. As a consequence, understanding
the Internet fits well with the
Department's Mission and Program Objectives.
- Lecture Time/Place
- Mon/Wed from 2:00pm to 3:15pm (Phelps 1160)
- Discussion Times/Places
- Fri at 1:00pm and 2:00pm (Phelps 1440)
- First discussions are Jan 26
- Last discussions are Mar 16
Course WWW Site: there is a site on GauchoSpace that contains most if not all of the information for this course. The link is: https://gauchospace.ucsb.edu/courses/course/view.php?id=21044.
- Course Material
- Much of the material we will use for this course will be
information published on web pages or in research papers. Links and
papers will all be posted on GauchoSpace. That said, the book from
CS176A and others will be a good source for some of the topics.
- [Recommended Textbook] J.
Kurose and K. Ross, Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet",
Addison-Wesley,7thd edition (May 2016). (Note: earlier versions should suffice, but the
older the version, the less likely it will have the material we are covering.)
- Required Prerequisites: CS176A, CS176A, CS176A.
Kevin Almeroth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Office Location: 2113, Harold Frank Hall (Engineering I)
Office Hours: 12:30pm-2:00pm and 3:15pm-4:00pm on Mon/Wed; by appt, or open door.
Office Location: CSIL, Phelps
- Abhay will handle all things related to the programming project
Office Hours: 3:00pm-5:00pm on Thu
Office Location: CSIL, Phelps
- Vivek will handle homeworks and the exams
Office Hours: 3:00pm-5:00pm on Tue
- 20%: Homeworks
- 10%: Homework #1--Internet Tools [Feb 04--11:59pm]
- 10%: Homework #2--Streaming Audio [Feb 18--11:59pm]
- 30%: Project
- 05%: Deliverable #A--Project Description [Jan 28--11:59pm]
- 08%: Deliverable #B--Project Description [Mar 04--11:59pm]
- 17%: Deliverable #C--Project Final Report (and Demo) [Mar 18--11:59pm]
- 35%: Exam [Feb 26]
- 15%: Final[Mar 19]
- Due dates MAY change. If there are updates, they will be posted.
- There is no late homework/exam make-up. All missed
homeworks/exams earn a 0.
A detailed list of topics and reading assignments will be made
available via GauchoSpace (see link above). General topics and
preliminary order are:
- Performance Evaluation
- Internet Architecture and Routing
- Routing Studies
- Network Security
- Plus other topics, including CDNs, Ancast, Multicast, Disruption Tolerant Networks (DTNs)