Computer Networks

Semestr: Summer

Range: 14+6c


Credits: 6

Programme type:

Study form: Parttime

Course language: Czech

Time table at FEE


The course is aimed at computer network architectures, technologies, and methods that enable interconnection of different networks into a single unified system - the Internet. Seminars and laboratories are oriented on network programming and configuration.


Course syllabus:

1. Multicomputer systems, reasons for distribution, models
of distributed computing.
2. Communication systems, switching and sharing of channels
optimisation of topology, capacity and flow distributions.
3. Layered ISO architecture, technologies used at the
physical and data-link layer.
4. Network layer. Routing methods and mechanisms. Datagrams
virtual channels.
5. Flow control in network nodes, and end devices.
6. Communication channel sharing, bus and ring networks.
7. Transport layer. Message transfer, transport multiplex.
TCP and ISO IP4 protocols.
8. Internet protocols / IP, RIP, OSPF, UDP, TCP, DNS.
9. Session layer. Connection control, synchronisation.
10. ASN.1 and XML data representation, data compression.
11. Cryptographic methods in communication, virtual private
12. Network applications for Internet. ISO application
13. Distributed application programming - OSF RPC, Java RMI
14. Distributed application programming - OMG CORBA, Java

Seminar syllabus:

Seminars are aimed at improving students' understanding of
presented material, labs to practical network programming
and network configuration.
1. TCP/IP communication, BSD sockets, projects assignment.
2. Lab: Simple TCP application.
3. Protocols: models, communicating automata, Petri nets.
4. Lab: Sliding window protocol implementation (in UDP).
5. Data link protocol effectiveness, performance models.
6. Lab: project consulting.
7. Routing algorithms - Dijkstra, Bellmann-Ford. Floyd, RIP
8. Lab: Design and configuration of IP networks.
9. RPC technologies: Sun RPC, XDR, .Net SOAP
10. Lab: Name service, DNS configuration.
11. Network communication in Java, OMG CORBA. Test.
12. Lab: single CORBA application.
13. OMG CORBA services.
14. Project evaluation, assessment.


1. Tanenbaum A.: Computer Networks. Prentice-Hall 1996.
2. Comer D.: Internetworking with TCP/IP, Vol.1, , 4th
edition. Prentice Hall 2000.
3. Stevens W.: UNIX Network Programming. Prentice-Hall