Summer 2021 - CMPT 471 D100

Networking II (3)

Class Number: 3193

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM

  • Prerequisites:

    CMPT 300 and 371, with a minimum grade of C-.



This course covers the fundamentals of higher level network functionality such as remote procedure/object calls, name/address resolution, network file systems, network security and high speed connectivity/bridging/switching.


Covers the operating protocols which surround TCP/IP in the Internet protocol suite, in a Linux operating system environment. Assignments and lab work will be related to the operation and administration of a network using Internet protocols. Special Note: Assignments will be in an online format. Lectures will all be available online after the lecture has occurred. Many lectures will also be available live/interactive at the scheduled lecture time. Students must have access to a computer with internet access, and the ability to remotely access the CSIL labs (instructions on how to do so will be provided). Some components of the course will require real-time participation during the scheduled lecture and/or exam times. Attempts will be made to schedule one or two sessions of each of these components available at times more appropriate for students in Europe and Asia (between 8AM to 8PM local time).



  • Overview of Linux O/S, socket programming
  • Internet basics. (Underlying Network Technologies, IPv4, IPv6, ICMP, UDP, TCP)
  • Finding address. (ARP, DHCP, NDP)
  • Domain Name Service (DNS).
  • Creating route for packet delivery. (RIP, OSPF, BGP)
  • Multicasting including IGMP
  • network security, secret-key/public-key encryption, digital signature, IPSec, SSL, firewall



Assignments and Projects 30%; Quizzes/Midterms 40%; Final Exam 30%

Students must attain an overall passing grade on the weighted average of exams in the course in order to obtain a clear pass (C- or better).



Reference Books

  • Building Internet Firewalls, 2nd Edition, Zwicky, E. Cooper, S., Chapman, D., O'Reilly & Associates, 2000, 9781565928718
  • TCP/IP Protocol Suite, 4th Edition, B. Forouzan, McGraw Hill, 2009, 9780073376042


  • Internetworking with TCP/IP, Volume 1, 6th Edition, Douglas E. Comer, Prentice Hall, 2014,

ISBN: 9780136085300

  • Internetworking with TCP/IP, Volume 1 Principles, Protocols & Architecture, 6th Edition, Richard Comer, Prentice Hall, 2014,

ISBN: 9780136085300

Registrar Notes:


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Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have in-person experiential activities for a selection of courses.  Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning ( or 778-782-3112).