PB156 Computer Networks

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2008
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. RNDr. Eva Hladká, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. RNDr. Luděk Matyska, CSc. (lecturer)
RNDr. Lukáš Hejtmánek, Ph.D. (alternate examiner)
RNDr. Miloš Liška, Ph.D. (alternate examiner)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Václav Matyáš, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Tue 16:00–17:50 D2, Tue 16:00–17:50 D1
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The main goal of this lecture is to provide basic understanding for functions and construction of computer networks, with special emphasis on protocols and architecture of networks, forming contemporary Internet. Focus is more on general principles than actual technologies currently used.
  • Architecture of Computer Networks, models and network examples. Internet as a network of networks. Network applications and their requirements, network services, distributed filesystems (NFS, AFS), directory services (X.500, LDAP), quality of services.
  • OSI model, connected and connectionless networks, local (LAN) and wide area (WAN) networks. Internet protocols IPv4 and IPv6, transport levels (TCP).
  • Routing and switching, routing algorithms, RIP, OSPF, BGP. Autonomous systems.
  • Multicast, basic forwarding algorithms. Anycast.
  • Transport media, data transport (multiplexing, switching, error management), media access, Ethernet (IEEE 802.3), Token Ring, FDDI, wireless technologies (IEEE 802.11).
  • SONET/SDH, ISDN, ATM, quality of services.
  • Fundamentals of theory of information, coding and optimization, band width, Shannon's theorem.
  • PETERSON, Larry L. and Bruce S. DAVIE. Computer networks :a systems approach. San Francisco: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 1996. xxiii, 552. ISBN 1-55860-368-9. info
  • TANENBAUM, Andrew S. Computer networks. 3rd ed. London: Prentice-Hall International, 1996. xiv, 813 s. ISBN 0-13-394248-1. info
  • HUNT, Craig. Konfigurace a správa sítí TCP/IP. Translated by Jiří Veselský. Vyd. 1. Praha: Computer Press, 1997. xvi, 456. ISBN 8072260243. info
  • GOUDA, Mohamed G. Elements of network protocol design. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1998. xviii, 506. ISBN 0471197440. info
Assessment methods (in Czech)
Klasická přednáška, bez průběžných domácích úkolů či cvičení.Pouze písemná zkouška v průběhu zkouškového období(cca 15 příkladů s bodových hodnocením kolem 150 bodů).
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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