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FIT5010 - Advanced internet protocols and applications

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology


Clayton Second semester 2008 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2008 (Day)


The subject will cover in depth the fundamental protocols used to operate the Internet and intranets, and a selection of major application systems, including specific implementations of the protocols and systems. Typical topics covered in this subject are listed as follows. Advanced Internet Addressing: IPv4 to IPv6 migration, subnetting, supernetting TCP Performance and Enhancements: Reno, New-Reno, Fast Retransmit and Recovery, etc. Unicast and multicast routing protocols: BGP4, OSPF, MOSPF, DVMRP, etc. Multicasting: IGMP. Messaging systems: SMTP, MIME, POP3, IMAP, World Wide Web systems : client-server implementations, HTTP, Real Time Protocols: RTP, RTCP, RTSP, RSVP Security issues: VPNs, Firewall systems. Quality of Service issues: QoS Models, DiffServ and IntServ. Network management issues: mobile IP management, SNMP, SNMP2. Directories: DNS, X.500, LDAP. Remote File activities: FTP, NFS, xNFS, etc.


Tests/assignment: 50%
Examination: 50%.

Contact hours

4 x contact hrs/week



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