The course gives in-depth knowledge about the mechanisms and protocols used in the current and future Internet.
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Content and learning outcomes
The course consists of lectures that focus on principles and functionality of current and future Internet architectures, as well as assignments that yield practical skills.
- What the Internet is and its underlying design principles.
- Underlying link technologies and how they interact with IP. (Ethernet, PPP, bridging, learning, etc)
- What protocols are required to allow internetworking (IP, TCP, UDP, ICMP, etc.)
- Understanding of TCP/IP protocol stack, layering, encapsulation and multiplexing.
- Concepts of bridging, learning, virtual LANs, and how they relate to routing.
- IP Addressing, subnetting and control mechanisms.
- Transport protocols, including UDP and TCP.
- Details of routing and routing protocols (RIP, OSPF, BGP)
- Autoconfiguration and name resolution (BOOTP, DHCP, DNS)
- IP Multicast and multicast routing (IGMP, DVMRP, PIM, etc)
- Network Mangement, Traffic measurements and analyzing. (eg. SNMP)
- Network security (IPsec, firewalls, encryption)
- IP QoS (Traffic Engineering, RSVP, Intserv, Diffserv, etc)
- Advanced networking (MPLS, VPN, etc)
- IP mobility (Mobile IP)
- Router and Network Architectures
- Standarization work - IETF and RFCs
- IPv6 and how it differs from IPv4.
Intended learning outcomes
The students will after the course have theoretical knowledge about functionality and principles, as well as practical skills to plan, analyse, implement, and manage Internet based network functions.
Literature and preparations
For single course students: 120 credits and documented proficiency in English B or equivalent
EP1110 Computer communication and computer networks or
Computer communication and computer networks for the I program
Behrouz A. Forouzan, TCP/IP Protocol Suite, 3nd Edition, 2005, McGraw-Hill, ISBN 0-07-296772-2
James F. Kurose & Keith W. Ross, Computer Networking: A Top-down Approach, 6th Edition, ISBN 978-0-273768968
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TENA - Examination, 3.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- UPG1 - Assignment, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, 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.
Other requirements for final grade
Written examina (TENA 1 ; 3,5 cr)
Laboration (LAB 1 ; 3 cr)
Assignment (UPG1 ; 1 hp)
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 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 EP2120
Main field of study
2G1319 Communication Systems Design
2G1325 Practical Voice Over IP (VoIP)
2G1326 Mobile Presence
2G1330 Wireless and Mobile Network Architectures
2G1332 Management of Network and Networked Systems
In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: