CSCI 4273/5273 & ECEN 5023: Network Systems
Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder
See the Moodle class Web page at http://moodle.cs.colorado.edu
Schedule & Location: Mon, Wed
4-5:15 pm, ECCS 1B28
Course number: CSCI 4273/5273, Call # depends on ugrad/grad. And ECEN 5023. See also the registrar's Web site.
Prerequisites: CSCI 3753 Operating Systems, and familiarity with C and UNIX.
Instructor: Professor Rick Han, http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~rhan.
Office: ECCR 1B05F
Office Hours: Tuesdays 2-3pm and Wednesdays 2-3 pm either in my office or in ECCR 1B09 (next door to my office). Additional appointments as needed.
Computer Networks, a Systems Approach, Fifth Edition, Larry Peterson and Bruce Davie, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2011.
Other very useful references:
Lab TA Office/Hours: To be determined, see moodle for announcements.
Lab TA Email: Daniel.Rosen@Colorado.EDU
Grader: Poornima Sundararaman
Grader email: Poornima.Sundararaman@Colorado.EDU
See the Moodle class Web page at http://moodle.cs.colorado.edu. Assignments, lecture slides, and announcements can be found there. The moodle has a variety of useful features, including a forum for posting questions. Each student should establish an account on the moodle and then subscribe to our class on the moodle using the special enrollment key given out in class.
The Computer Science department maintains the Computer Science Educational Labs (CSEL) in the first floor of the ECCS Wing of the Engineering Center. The CSEL consists of a cluster of primarily Linux machines. It is a convenient facility for doing your programming assignments. You may sign up for an account in the CSEL by going to the general CSEL Web site http://csel.cs.colorado.edu and following the instructions there to sign up for an account. This will also give you Buff One card key access to the CSEL.
For CAETE distance learning students, the lectures will be videotaped and should be available through the CAETE website at http://cuengineeringonline.colorado.edu.
25% Final exam - Monday December 16,
7:30 am - 10 am
15% Midterm exam
45% Programming assignments
15% Problem sets
graduate students in 5273 will be evaluated separately from
grading for undergraduate students in 4273. As the
occasion warrants, certain assignments may have a higher degree
of difficulty for graduate students.
programming assignments must be written in C. By default,
all programming assignments must be compiled for execution on
the Linux operating system in the CSEL Linux cluster, and will
be graded on the CSEL
Linux machines, unless otherwise noted. As part of the
grading, we may establish grading sessions with the TA for each
programming assignment, where you will need to sign up for an
interview time slot and answer questions from the TA about both
the concepts behind the programming assignment as well as the
code you submitted, in addition to demonstrating your
code. You must sign up for an interview time slot and show
up on time to be considered for full credit on a programming
assignment. You will risk a zero if you do not show up for
your time slot, and the TA is under no obligation to reschedule
all programming assignments and problem sets should be your
original work, unless otherwise noted. By default, you may help others only
to the extent of answering typical questions that arise during
compiling, debugging, and executing your programming
assignments. By default, the code that you write must be
There may be
exceptions when we allow teams of up to two students to work
together on certain programming assignments and up to three
students to work together on certain labs. If teams are
allowed, it will be specified in the programming assignment or
lab, with the default being that teams are not allowed. If
teams are allowed on a programming assignment, each student must
still submit their code on time to the moodle, sign up for their
own separate interview time slot, and be graded based on your
performance in that interview session. Any variations on
these policies will noted in the programming assignments and
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