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1 1 CS 4396 Computer Networks Lab General Info

2 2 Goal: This course aims at helping students get more insight into how the Internet works and gain hands on experience in building and configuring simple IP networks and related services Instructor: Dr. Kamil Sarac Office: ECSS Office Hours: Fridays 9am to 10am and 11:30am- 12:30 and by appointment at other times Phone: Course TA: TBA Course web page: –Download course syllabus –Tentative Course Schedule General Course Info

3 3 Course Organization: –Lectures: F 10:00 –Labs: 11 planned so far Required Book: –We will provide hard copies of lab manual –Your CS 4390 textbook or any other Computer Networks text book Course Evaluations: –Two Quizzes (10% each) –Labs (80% total) Co-requisite: CS 4390 or equivalent E-Learning: For grade posting, slides, and lab report submission

4 Lab updates Instructor chooses the lab groups…. If you have any complaints/objections, need to notify and resolve by the end of second week –Groups who are not working well can split and students will need to do their own labs by themselves Split this lab into two separate labs –RIP –OSPF w/redistribution For lab 6, 7, and 8, give them ready made network configurations including all IP address assignments as long as they are static IP assignments (that is cannot do this for DHCP)… this will help them save time and focus on the actual material with the topic 4

5 5 Labs Lab equipment is located in ECSS Access to lab room –The room will be unlocked 7am to mid night Monday to Sunday Equipment: –10 PCs with the same config – you need only one PC for the labs –Will assign local accounts on the systems for students No remote access to do the labs You will be assigned a lab slot for the whole semester –Will have guaranteed access to the lab during your slot –Will have access to the lab other times as well (but no guarantees in advance)

6 6 Labs Lab sessions make a significant portion of the class –Lab session (3+ hours) + Postlab report –Number of labs: 11, based on the progress during the semester –The first lab will start next week Lab is to be done in a group of two –Pick a partner ASAP –Decide on a time slot ASAP – me your time info –Slots: 7 days a week Morning (end 12:30pm); afternoon (ends 6pm); evening (ends midnight) Lab report will be done as a group

7 7 Structure of the Labs Before you go to the Internet Lab –Do the related reading In the lab –Show up for your time slot –Complete exercises (~3 hours) –Take measurements –Save your data After the lab –Use data collected –Write lab report –Submit lab report by due date Via e-Learning system

8 Lab Rules Each lab will have a soft deadline and a hard deadline –No help is guaranteed if you do not contact us by soft deadline for help –Hard deadline is report submission date –We will accept late reports based on the following formula For each late day, your grade will be out of 100-2^(late day) with a minimum grade of zero 8

9 Demo on the lab platform 9


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