PB156cv Computer Networks - practicals

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught online.
doc. RNDr. Eva Hladká, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Petr Holub, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Miloš Liška, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Lukáš Ručka (seminar tutor)
Bc. Michal Šnajdr (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Michal Zima (seminar tutor)
Bc. Alžbeta Hajná (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Eva Hladká, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Supplier department: Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
each even Monday 9:00–9:50 Virtuální místnost
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
PB156cv/01: each even Tuesday 12:00–15:50 A214
PB156cv/02: each even Tuesday 8:00–11:50 A214
PB156cv/03: each even Wednesday 8:00–11:50 A214
PB156cv/04: each even Friday 12:00–15:50 A214
PB156cv/05: each even Monday 14:00–17:50 A214
PB156cv/06: each even Wednesday 16:00–19:50 A214
PB156cv/07: each even Tuesday 16:00–19:50 A214
PB156cv/08: each even Thursday 8:00–11:50 A214
Runs in parallel with PB156
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
Course objectives
The goal of the exercise si to give students enrolled to the PB156 Computer Networks course an opportunity to get direct hands-on experience with network protocols and their use.
Learning outcomes
The primary output follows those of PB156, but extending the presentations with direct use of the presented materials. The graduates will get practical experience with building simply networks, analysis the traffic, understanding most of the protocols presented in lectures through actually building them and-or following them over the built network.
  • Introduction, getting acquainted with Wireshark, the packet sniffing suite. Practical experience with HTTP, differences between protocols, simple get, put, retrieval of longer protocols, simple authentication DNS, dns lookup, ipconfig, dns tracing TCP protocol, analysis of TCP packets, TCP congestion control UDP protocol, analysis of UDP packets IP protocol, analysis of IP packets, packet fragmentation, ICMP Ethernet and ARP, Ethernet frames, ARP caching DHCP protocol, packets analysis, setting up a DHCP server (The structure is inspired and to large extent follows the Wireshark Laboratory of Kurose and Ross)
Teaching methods
Hands-on laboratories, with eventual homework assignments
Assessment methods
Laboratories are mandatory, at most 2 could be skipped. A short protocol will be required from each part of the laboratories, the submitted protocols are a conditions for fulfilling requirements
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2024.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2021, recent)
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