There are 8 assignments shown. Each is described in more detail on an HTML page, and each will be described in more detail and that page edited as we do the preparatory work.
Generally each assignment page will have an introductory section that relates it to the lecture material, and explains its purpose and some of the tools. Please please read this first.
The second half of the assignment page suggests something that you should do. Once you do it you should then prepare a simple HTML page that describes what you did and what you learned from it. Do not be afraid to describe problems, the point of the assignments is not to take away some "credit" from you, the point is to get you being active about what you are learning. It may well be that most of your activity involves cursing and frustration at some point: try to minimize that, just slow down, pretend you are dumb but do not let that bother you, and try to get to some success.
Table 1. Net2010I: assignments
|Number||Topic||Start Date||Due Date||Description|
|1||Mapping A Journey||September 1||September 13||Do a traceroute and its reverse|
|2||Reading a standard||September 6||September 20||Read an RFC and report|
|3||run a network program||September 15||September 27||Writing networking code|
|4||whois||September 22||October 04||Java sockets|
|5||crossing a network||September 29||October 06||Analyze traffic with jock|
|6||traversing the stack||October 06||October 18||Analyze a session with stak|
|7||wireless traffic||October 13||October 25||four-address packets|
|8||ICMP usage||October 20||November 01||ARP and ping|
|substitute||topic of your choice||anytime||December 6||for any assignment|
|all done||December 13||Will assign grades|
You each have been assigned, whether you know it or not, a directory
on our student machine
pascal, and inside that
directory you should create a directory
in which you may
post your assignment. To post Assignment 1, just place a file
Assignment1.html in that directory.
I will view it through my browser (Explorer, Firefox, Safari,
What you should post in that directory for each is an HTML page describing what you have done. It can refer to other pages, of course.
The due dates give you nominally 10 full days after we have finished discussion of the material to get something done. My very strong suggestion is that you try something out right away, even if it is just to post the examples I have given you. We are going to be moving on, and something that seemed would be easy may turn out to be hard, especially if you have forgotten the exact detail. On the other hand it can easily take you a few minutes every day to realize what you should (more importantly what you should not) do. Most computers are designed mainly to humble humans, so you will make a lot of "silly" mistakes that you could not imagine someone of your intelligence would make, and it just takes time to get beyond them.