This course introduces the fundamental issues in the field of computer networks, and the related technological approaches to their solution. In particular, the protocol layer hierarchy is described, namely the physical, data-link, medium access, network, transport and application layers
Course contents summary
Introduction to Computer Networks, The Physical Layer, The Data-link Layer, The Network Layer, The Transport Layer, The Application Layer, Network Security.
"Reti di Computer" - A. Tanenbaum - Prentice Hall
"Reti di Calcolatori" - L. Peterson, B. Davie -Apogeo
Classroom lectures and exercises
Assessment methods and criteria
Written and oral exams. Development of lab projects.