Volgenau School of Engineering
George Mason University
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INFS 612: Principles and Practices of Communication Networks

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Introduces principles of computer networks and applications to Internet. Discusses details of layering, protocols, performance, resource allocation, management, security and other contemporary issues related to networks. Examples of course material are protocols such as HTTP(S), DNS, TCP/IP, RSVP, SNMP, algorithms such as Dijkstra's link state routing; and security measures such as firewalls and encryption, the principles behind them and analysis of performance. Notes: No substitutions can be made for this class.

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Introduces principles of computer networks and applications to Internet. Discusses details of layering, protocols, performance, resource allocation, management, security and other contemporary issues related to networks. Examples of course material are protocols such as HTTP(S), DNS, TCP/IP, RSVP, SNMP, algorithms such as Dijkstra's link state routing; and security measures such as firewalls and encryption, the principles behind them and analysis of performance.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

No substitutions can be made for this class.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites:

INFS 501, 515, 519, and SWE 510, or equivalent.

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