Course Name: 

Advanced Computer Networks (IT822)


M.Tech (IT)




Elective Courses (Ele)

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Overview of computer networks, seven-layer architecture, TCP/IP suite of protocols etc. MAC protocols for high-speed LANS, MANs, and wireless LANs. (For example, FDDI, DQDB, HIPPI, Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless Ethernet, etc.) Fast access technologies. (For example, ADSL, Cable Modem, etc.) IPv6: Why IPv6, basic protocol, extensions and options, support for QoS, security, etc., neighbor discovery, auto-configuration, routing. Changes to other protocols. Application Programming Interface for IPv6. Mobility in networks. Mobile IP. IP Multicasting. Multicast routing protocols, address assignments, session discovery, etc. TCP extensions for high-speed networks, transaction- oriented applications. Other new options in TCP.


W. R. Stevens, TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1: The Protocols, Addison Wesley, 1994.
G. R. Wright, TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 2: The Implementation, Addison Wesley, 1995.
W. R. Stevens, TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 3: TCP for Transactions, HTTP, NNTP, and the Unix Domain Protocols, Addison Wesley, 1996.
R. Handel, M. N. Huber, S. Schroeder, ATM Networks: Concepts, Protocols, Applications, Addison Wesley, 1998.
C. E. Perkins, B. Woolf, and S. R. Alpert. Mobile IP: Design Principles and Practices, Addison Wesley, 1997.


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