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Spring 2011-2012
COS 461  

Computer Networks

Jennifer L. Rexford

This course studies computer networks and the services built on top of them. Topics include packet-switch and multi-access networks, routing and flow control, congestion control and quality-of-service, Internet protocols (IP, TCP, BGP), the client-server model and RPC, elements of distributed systems (naming, security, caching) and the design of network services (multimedia, file and web servers).

Sample reading list:
Peterson & Davie, Computer Networks, 4th Edition

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly reading and 4-5 programming assignments.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 25%
Programming Assignments - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 5%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
COS 217.

Website:  http://www.cs.princeton.edu/courses/archive/spring12/cos461

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43031 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am M W   Architecture Building   N101   Enrolled:66 Limit:106
P01 10:00 am - 10:50 am F   Friend Center   109   Enrolled:25 Limit:32
P02 11:00 am - 11:50 am F   Friend Center   109   Enrolled:22 Limit:31
P02A 11:00 am - 11:50 am F   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:18 Limit:31