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Before choosing course

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus DD2494 (Spring 2012–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Overview of current Internet routing protocols. Design of several types of networks: including enterprise and operator networks. Trafic engineering and resource reservation, virtual private networks, multicast.
Programming assignment in C.
Thorough lab course: RIP, OSPF, IS-IS, BGP, MPLS, VPN.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to:

  • describe how the global Internet works from a routing perspective
  • describe routing algorithms, including Dijkstra and Bellman-Ford
  • configure networks using a multitude of routing protocols, including RIP, OSPF, IS-IS, BGP, MPLS and PIM
  • program low-level packet lookup and switching
  • in detail explain how link-state and distance-vector routing protocols work and be able to assess their differences
  • explain in detail how the BGP inter-domain routing protocol works, and in particular how it selects routes
  • setup and configure several kinds of networks, including enterprise and operator networks
  • explain how intra-domain and inter-domain routing interact, as well as how redistribution and aggregation of addresses works
  • explain the network architecture for IP multicast and how IP multicast is distributed within a network
  • describe and configure label-switching and traffic engineering (such as MPLS/RSVP) within a routing domain
  • explain how the individual routing domains exchange traffic and how traffic is controlled between domains
    using policies
  • describe security issues with the current Internet architecture.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

DD2393 Protocols and Principles of the Internet


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The course literature is 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 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,0 hp, betygsskala: 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:

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 DD2494

Offered by

CSC/Computer Science

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

This course replaces DD2490 IP Routing in Simple Computer Networks.