Overview - CS 168 / Fall 2015
This is an undergraduate level course covering the fundamental concepts of networking as embodied in the Internet. The course will cover a wide range of topics; see the lecture schedule for more details. While the class has a textbook, we will not follow its order of presentation but will instead use the text as a reference when covering each individual topic. The course will also have several projects that involve programming (in Python).
Required: CS 61A, 61B, Math 53 or 54.
You should know programming, data structures, and software engineering.
In terms of mathematics, your algebra should be very solid, you need
to know basic probability, and you should be comfortable with
thinking abstractly. The TAs will spend very
little time reviewing material that is not specific to networking.
We assume that you either know the material covered in those courses, or
are willing to learn the material as necessary. We won't cover
any of this material in lecture.
The projects will be programmed in Python, but we expect that it will be easy for students to learn enough Python on-the-fly to complete the assignments.
Students enrolled in the class will be given an instructional
account, cs168-??@cory. Account information will be emailed to your
berkeley.edu account (limit one per student).
the Unix systems have cross-mounted file systems, so you can generally
work on other EECS Unix systems. Your final run for each assignment must
be done under that account, and must run on x86 Solaris machines.