This course is an introduction to computer networks and is suitable for undergraduates and beginning graduate students. The course will investigate computer networks and network protocols from both a conceptual and implementation standpoint. The primary focus of the course will be on foundational ideas, architecture, protocols and software used in networks that comprise the Internet. Expect us to cover the majority of the topics in the Peterson and Davie text (see details below).

Major topics of this course will include:

Course Details and Policies

Prerequisites: CS 439 or equivalent
Location/time: MEZ B0.306
Monday & Wednesday [ 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM ]
(In Person class only)

Personnel/Office Hours:
Instructor:      Aditya Akella      Wednesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM or by appointment
          Zoom: Aditya's Personal Zoom Room          
          OH: GDC 6.826          
Teaching Asst:      Adney Cardoza      By appointment (for now)
          E-mail: adney11 [at] cs.utexas.edu      Schedule Here
Teaching Asst:      Madhav Tummala      By appointment (for now)
          E-mail: madhavtummala [at] utexas.edu      Schedule Here
Mailing List: The TA mailing list is cs356askta@utlists.utexas.edu

Required text: Computer Networks: A Systems Approach (online)

Recommended text: James F. Kurose and Keith W. Ross, Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach. 6th Edition, Addison Wesley, 2012, ISBN: 978-0132856201.

Grading Split: Programming assignments -- 60%, Quizzes -- 40%.

Collaboration: I encourage discussions with others in the class to clarify questions about programming assignment problem statements and lectures/lecture materials. Please use Piazza as the forum for all such discussions.
Incompletes: No Incompletes will be given.