6.829 Computer Networks (Fall 2002)
TuTh 11:30-1:00 in Room 6-120
The goals of 6.829 are to train the next generation of networking
researchers, practitioners, and engineers. In particular, our goals are:
If you want the marketing pitch, click on the overview link on the left side.
The administrivia link on the left side talks about things that may help
you decide whether to take the class or not, including prerequisites, workload,
and grading. The other links on the side are useful only if you're taking
- To understand the state-of-the-art in network protocols, architectures
- To understand how networking research is done.
- To investigate novel ideas in the area via semester-long research
- 12/15/02.All project papers should be turned in by 3pm on
- 12/4/02.Final project presentations scheduled for 12/5/02
and 12/6/02 in NE43-516. List of projects and talk
Project presentation information:
- On Thursday and Friday this week. Sign up for a slot on the sheet
- 15 minutes for each project. Sorry it's so short. 12 minutes
for your talk, uninterrupted (unless there are some very unclear parts) and
3 for questions at the end. We have 40+ groups and will have to stick to
the time limit.
- You probably can't cover everything you have done in 12 minutes.
Stick to the most important one or two results. Focus on what's new about
what you've done.
- The presentations will be in NE43-516.
- You are all welcome to all the talks.
- 11/25/02. The Paxson virus propagation paper won't be covered
on Quiz 2.
- 11/25/02. For tomorrow's class, the assigned reading is "Introduction
to IP Multicast Routing" by Maufer and Semeria. It's a good document and
I highly recommend you read as much of it as you can before class tomorrow,
to get the most from class.
You DO NOT need to read the following sections (and the subsections
within those sections) of the document for 6.829: 4.2, 4.3, 7.2, 8.2, 9
posted. Pay close attention to the instructions.
- 11/2/02. Note slight modification to schedule in the
coming weeks. We will discuss P2P networks, overlay networks, and DNS,
before getting to wireless and mobile networking.
- 10/27/02. Note revisions to schedule to account for the cancelled
class on 10/24. (The schedule "slides down" and we've eliminated one
of the later lectures and it's associated readings.)
- 10/22/02. On Thursday, 10/24/02, Hari will hold office hours
all day to discuss student projects. There will be no class that day.
- 10/16/02. Problem 5 on PS2 is ill-formed. You can explain
why it's trivial, or ignore it.
- 10/16/02. PS1 stats: Mean = Median = 66, Stddev = 17.
- 10/2/02. No tutorial on Friday, 10/4/02. Have fun working on
PS2 and your projects!
- 9/26/02. PS2 Assigned. Due 10/17/2002.
- 9/18/02. NS tutorial this week. On 9/20/02 the
tutorial will cover the basics of ns, the network simulator we will use in
this course. Two showtimes, 2pm and 3pm in 31-161.
- 9/17/02. Project
logistics and suggestions
- 9/17/02. PS 1 due date extended. PS 1 is due on 9/26/02
in class (and not 9/24/02).
- 9/12/02. Course Mailing list.
- Mailing list problems should now be fixed. If you've not received any
course-related mail, let the TAs know.
- [Old] Contrary to what we announced in lecture today, messages sent
yesterday and this morning DID NOT go to registered students. We will
hopefully have this fixed later this afternoon, and resend messages then.
If you have not received any course-related email yet, please refrain from
asking to be added to the list until tomorrow.
- 9/11/02. Tutorial announcements:
- Tutorial on Friday 9/13/02 will be in Room 31-161. Please
note room change.
- Tutorials on 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, and 10/4 will all be in 31-161.
- We will have two tutorial hours, 2-3pm and a repeat showing from 3-4pm
every Friday. In the beginning of the term (see above), these will be in 31-161.
Problem Set 1
assigned; due in class on 9/24/02.
Useful files for PS1
- 9/5/02. NOTE: Course times are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30-1:00
in 6-120. Some older catalogs list it as MW 11:30-1:00, which is
an error. The correct time is TuTh from 11:30-1:00.
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Last update: Wed Sep 27 14:22:05 EDT 2002