CST 415 - Computer Networks

Final Review Outline

Closed Book, Closed Notes, Open RFC/STD

  1. Intro Topics
    1. Network Definition
    2. Protocol Definition
    3. Internet Application Level Services
    4. Network Protocol Standardization Process
  2. Underlying Technologies
    1. Connection Oriented/Connectionless
    2. LAN vs. WAN
    3. Ethernet
      1. CSMA/CD
      2. Frame Format
      3. Thicknet/Thinnet/Twisted Pair/FastNet
      4. Limitations and Extensions
  3. Protocol Layering
    1. Services vs. Protocol
    2. ISO OSI Reference Model
    3. TCP/IP mapping to the Reference model
  4. Inter networking Architecture
    1. Inter networking Problems
    2. Message transmission through a heterogeneous network
    3. IP addresses and address classes
      1. Dot notation
      2. Address meaning
    4. The Endians
  5. ARP
    1. Problem Definition
    2. Direct Mapping
    3. Dynamic Binding
    4. Cache
    5. Protocol
  6. IP
    1. IP Format/Encapsulation
    2. IP Routing
      1. ICMP/BGP/RIP/OSPF Relationships
      2. Direct vs. Indirect Delivery
      3. Table Driven Routing
    3. IP Addressing
      1. Problem Definition
      2. Subnet Addressing
      3. CIDR
  7. ICMP
    1. Purpose
    2. Packet Types
    3. Encapsulation
    4. Packet Generation Scenarios - "What ICMP Packet gets generated when...?"
  8. NAT
    1. Definition
    2. Address Translation Mechanics
    3. Port Address Translation (PAT)
  9. BGP
    1. Autonomous System
    2. Boundary Gateways
  10. RIP/OSPF
    1. RIP
      1. Distance Vector Routing
      2. Routing Table Derivation
    2. OSPF
      1. Latency Vector Routing
      2. Routing Table Derivation
  11. UDP
    1. Generalized Behavior
    2. Ports and Port Numbers
    3. Packet Encapsulation
  12. TCP
    1. Properties
    2. Generalized Sliding Window
    3. TCP Sliding Window Specializations

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