Microcomputer Systems 810:023 Spring 2004
The Spring 1999 web page,
the Spring 2000 web page,
Spring 2001 810:023 web page,
Spring 2002 810:023 web page
Spring 2003 810:023 web page
all are useful to see what kinds of topics are covered in this class.
Keep in mind, the rate of change for networks,
PCs and operating systems means the class will change quite a bit in response.
Last class handout: Security Chapter
Questions are TAKE-HOME questions. You can turn them in at the
in-class final exam on Thursday at 10 a.m. or turn them in anytime during
week. You ALREADY HAVE THIS last assignment as a HANDOUT
unless you missed the last
You may turn them in on Friday or Monday after the
Thursday final exam,
if you wish. Moral: Read the web page! :-)
QUIZ: Chapter Four Transmission Basics and
Networking Media will be on Tuesday, April 13th.
The next quiz will be on THURSDAY:
Chapter Two and Chapter Six QUIZ
on Thursday, April 23rd. 04/23/04 in 810:023 class.
Debian Linux link.
NICs and Transmission Media illustrations, etc.
Chapter Six Networking Hardware
The Review questions for both chapters will be due on Tuesday, March 9th.
Networking terms and concepts - This LAN is your LAN.
Quiz One is on Thursday, February 12th.
How does a Scanner work?
Spring 2004 course outline
- Read chapters one and two of the textbook.
Assignment #1: Answer Review Questions for chapter one on pages
27-30 (questions 1-20) and
for chapter two on pages 58-62
Due date: Thursday, January 29th.
Please WRITE the question (rephrased in your own words) and
WRITE out the answer to the
question, to increase your learning and retention.
1.c. in NOT acceptable for a multiple choice question, and
22. True is NOT acceptable for a True/False question.
For a True or False question, explain why the statement is true
or why it is false.
Your questions CANNOT be word processed. They must
be hand-written with pen or pencil.
Due date: Thursday, January 29th.
- See the following class #1 and class #2 reviews and previews.
Read/skim and familiarize yourself with the first TEN pages
of chapter eleven. (Pages 519-528).
E F E R A - To be discussed during weeks 3 and 4
There are 5 issues to consider when connecting two nodes or computers with
some media like cable. They are EFERA.
Encoding, Framing, Errors,
Access are E, F, E, R, A.
Ethereal capture file exercise.
Tuesday, March 9th, 2004.
- Encoding the digital data on the signals that
the analog media can transmit, and decoding it back
to the digital binary pattern when received.
- Sentinel approach and byte count approach to know
the end of a frame. Detecting the exact start of
a frame is the other issue. "Not me" and "Mine"
- Error detection
- Even and odd parity. Hamming codewords.
CRC (Cyclic Redundancy Check)
- Reliable delivery
- Sliding windows. Timers and ACKs.
Automatic resend after timer goes off if no ACK from destination host.
- Access control
- CSMA/CD and CSMA/CA and token passing we
have already studied.
Parallel and Serial Ports.
Chips and Connections.
Cyclic Redundancy Check #1 and
Cyclic Redundancy Check #2 and
Practice interactive QUIZ (2 questions) for
redundancy bits. (32 bits attached to actual network packets, but 4 bits
Shell Programming followup from
the March 30th class.
Caeser cipher is a substitution
cipher. See the enciphering of UNI Panthers using every possible key
from 1 to 25.
Note: Tentative plan to have a quiz on April 8th.