Computer Networks (CSC-364 2000S)


Assignment 9: The Transport Layer

Part A Assigned: Monday, April 17, 2000
Part A Due: Wednesday, April 19, 2000
Part B Assigned: Wednesday, April 19, 2000
Part B Due: Friday, April 21, 2000
Part C Assigned: Friday, April 21, 2000
Part C Due: Monday, April 24, 2000

This assignment is written in multiple parts, with a very short delay between parts. This design is intended to help you and I understand what you are and are not understanding about the material at hand.

Part A

Assigned: Monday, April 17, 2000
Due: Wednesday, April 19, 2000

1. Both IP and UDP provide unreliable, unordered, packet streams. What are the primary differences between the service provided by IP and the service provided by UDP?

2. Which services listed in /etc/services use UDP. Pick one. WHy do you think it uses UDP rather than TCP?

3. Do exercises 1, 2, and 3 from pages 433-434 of Chapter 5 of Computer Networks.

Part B

Assigned: Wednesday, April 19, 2000
Due: Friday, April 21, 2000

4. Do exercise 4

Part C

5. Do exercises 5 and 6 on page 434 of Chapter 5 of Computer Networks.

6. Given your readings about TCP, why did so many of you have difficulty restarting your chat servers on an earlier assignment?

Additional Notes:

History

Monday, 17 April 2000

Wednesday, 19 April 2000

Friday, 21 April 2000


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