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DD2490 IP Routing in Simple Computer Networks 7.5 credits

Course in Computer Science giving fundamental knowledge in Internet routing technology.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus DD2490 (Autumn 2009–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Overview of Internet routing. The following protocols are studied: RIP, OSPF, IS-IS, PIM, MPLS and RSVP. The course contains extensive labs.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to:

  • describe the fundamental design principles of current IP networks,
  • configure an enterprise or campus network,
  • explain how intra-domain and inter-domain routing works, and in particular how redistribution and aggregation works,
  • describe the Dijkstra and Bellman-Ford routing algorithms,
  • in detail explain how link-state and distance-vector routing protocols work and be able to assess their differences,
  • configure Internet routers using several intra-domain routing protocols, including RIP, OSPF, IS-IS and PIM-SM,
  • explain the network architecture for IP multicast and how IP multicast is distributed within a network,
  • describe and practically configure a network with label switching and traffic engineering using MPLS and RSVP.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Single course students: 90 university credits including 45 university credits in Mathematics or Information Technology. Swedish B or equivalent and English A or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

DD2393 Protocols and Principles of the Internet or corresponding.


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To be announced at least 4 weeks before course start at course web page.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • HEM1 - Assignments, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • LAB1 - Laboratory Assignments, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

In this course all the regulations of the code of honor at the School of Computer science and Communication apply, see:

Other requirements for final grade

Examination (TEN1; 3 university credits).
Laboratory assignments (LAB1; 3 university credits).
Home assignments (HEM1; 1,5 university credits).

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web DD2490

Offered by

CSC/Computer Science

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology, Information and Communication Technology

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

DD2491 IP routing in the Internet and other Complex Networks.


Mårten Björkman, e-post:

Supplementary information

This course will be replaced by DD2494 the studying year 2011/2012