Prerequisites: CS 3424 and CS 3443. Network architecture, TCP/IP protocol suite, routing, data-link layer protocols, medium access control protocols, error detection and recovery, local area networks, wireless and mobile networks. (Formerly CS 4873. Credit cannot be earned for both CS 3873 and CS 4873.) Generally offered: Spring. Differential Tuition: $150. Course Fee: IUCS $45.
Textbook: "Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach" by James Kurose & Keith Ross
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The RFC series - contains technical and organizational documents about the Internet, including the specifications and policy documents produced by four streams: the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF), the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), and Independent Submissions.
Wireshark is a network packet analyzer. A network packet analyzer presents captured packet data in as much detail as possible. You could think of a network packet analyzer as a measuring device for examining what’s happening inside a network cable, just like an electrician uses a voltmeter for examining what’s happening inside an electric cable (but at a higher level of course).