CPS 472/572 Computer Networking

This course will teach the fundamentals of data networking. This is a senior/graduate level course that is part of a two class series in computer communications. The first course, CPS 470/570 Data Communications, introduces the problems and solution techniques of the communications field. It focuses primarily on the ``lower-layer'' protocols: physical, data-link, and network. The second course, CPS 472/572 Computer Networking, focuses on the ``upper-layer'' protocols starting with routing in the network layer and covering transport and application protocols.


Dr. Russell J Clark ( rjc@cps.udayton.edu)


Available Documents

Spring 1997

Spring 1996

Useful Links


CPS 470 Data Communications. Also, a fair amount of programming using C on a UNIX system will be required for homework projects.


Fred Halsall, Data Communications, Computer Networks and Open Systems 4th Edition, Addison-Wesley, 1996.

Douglas E. Comer and David L. Stevens, "Internetworking with TCP/IP: Volume 3 (BSD Socket Version)" Prentice-Hall, 1996.

Course Objectives

My primary objectives for the students in this class are:


Grades will be computed on a 90-80-70-60 scale. The weights assigned to various items are:

Topics Covered

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