Department of Computer
- Introduction to Computer Networks
Due in the class, on Monday, January 29, 2001
This is a warm-up assignment. You have to search most answers from
Internet. This assignment weights 50 points.
The usual note:
- A cover page with "COSC 4377, Spring 2001, Assignment #1", your
NAME, and your E-MAIL address on it.
- If the report is not typed, please write / draw legibly.
- Show all steps. Please don't just write your final answer.
(Well, no need for this assignment.)
- Staple if there are more than one sheet.
- You can discuss with your classmate, but don't copy.
- Internet standards are defined by Internet
Engineering Task Force (IETF) (www.ietf.org) and published as RFCs (Request For Comments).
- When is the first RFC published? What is the topic? Who submitted it?
- How many RFCs have been published?
- When is the latest RFC published?
What is the topic? Who submitted it?
[Hint: Look for index of RFCs from
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C; www.w3c.org)
is considered as the leading organization for World Wide Web standard
development, such as HTTP, HTML, XML, etc.
Visit W3C's web site and find answers for the following questions.
What is the latest version of specifications of the following standards
- PNG is a replacement of which graphic format?
- P3P stands for what?
- Internet2 (www.internet2.edu) is
said to be the platform for next generation of Internet.
- List 3 Texas Universities other than University of Houston which
are participating Internet2.
[Hint: Look for member universities.]
- University of Houston connects to Internet2 through Texas GigaPop.
The network operates through a very high performance Backbone Network
Service (vBNS). The vBNS operates at OC-12 speeds.
What is the speed of OC-12 (in Mbps or Mega Bits per second)?
[Hint: Do a search of "OC-12" or "Gigapop" on UH's
Web search (www.uh.edu/uhsearch/) .]
- If you write down your name and e-mail address on the cover page,
you earn 2 points.
Posted: January 22, 2001
Last modified: January 22, 2001.
tihuang at cs . uh . edu