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Spring 2017-2018
COS 461   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Computer Networks

Nick Feamster

This course studies computer networks and the applications and services that run on them. The course covers concepts in networking including: packet switching; Internet routing and business relationships; IPv4 and IPv6 addressing; the domain name system (DNS), router, switch, and middlebox design; network security; content distribution networks; wireless networks; and networked applications such as streaming video. The course will also include several programming assignments, ranging from client-server programming to network measurement, analysis, and inference

Sample reading list:
Kurose and Ross, Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach

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

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

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
COS 217.

Other information:
There will be an "in class" second exam at the end of the semester

Website:  http://www.cs.princeton.edu/courses/archive/spring18/cos461

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40192 L01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm M W        Enrolled:118 Limit:120