Course title
Information Network

kobayashi satoru
Course description
The Internet, which is a critical infrastructure of modern information society, has been designed through a selection of many elemental technologies. In the future, it will be an important issue to design networks satisfying the requirements for increasingly diversified information services. Active engineers in the information society will need to understand the elemental technologies consisting of the Internet and cultivate sensitivity for combining the technologies appropriately. This lecture aims at equipping for designing networks through learning significance and mechanism of network technologies, including basic technologies within the protocol stack and practical technologies for operating site.
Purpose of class
This lecture aims at acquiring general knowledge about information network technology for science/engineering students who do not major in communication engineering.
Goals and objectives
  1. Understanding the mechanism of the Internet
  2. Understanding the significance and characteristics of the components of communication systems
  3. Catching up the transition of network technologies corresponding to the changes in social demands
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Introduction: The basis of network architecture
- Technical standards and protocols
None 0minutes
2. Protocol stack
- OSI reference model and TCP/IP model
- Performance in communications
- Understand the significance of protocol stack
- Survey on familiar things related to performance in communications
3. Network devices for communications
- Relation between datalink and network
- Functions of network devices
- Understand the difference of IP address and MAC address
- Understand the functions of network devices
4. Datalink layer
- Ethernet, Wireless communication
- Collision avoidance
- Understand collision avoidance in ethernet and wireless communication 100minutes
5. Network layer 1
- IP in network
- Basis of routing
Understand significance of IP address 100minutes
6. Network layer 2
- Private network and NAT
- Network measurement practice
- Assign a report 200minutes
7. Transport layer
- Functions of TCP
- Other protocols in transport layer
Understand functions of TCP 100minutes
- Assign a report 200minutes
8. Application layer
- HTTP, mail
- CS and P2P
- Summarize OSI reference model
- Survey on network protocols and layers that are related to familiar communications 100minutes
9. Peripheral technologies of IP
- Mechanism of DNS
- DHCP, VPN, etc.
- Understand mechanism of DNS 100minutes
10. Dynamic routing
- RIP, OSPF, BGP, etc.
- Understand Dijkstra's algorithm
- Understand the difference of routing protocols
11. Network design
- Network devices
- Network topology
- Assign a report 200minutes
12. IPv6
- The difference of IPv4 and IPv6
- Understand the design of IPv6
- Understand the correspondence of technologies in IPv4 and IPv6
13. Technologies for IT society
- Technologies for mobile communications
- Technologies for load distribution
- Understand communications related to own life 100minutes
- Assign a report 200minutes
14. Technologies for stable Internet
- Technologies for flexible operation
- Technologies for monitoring and automation
- Understand relations among business, development and operation
- Understand significance of technologies for operation
Total. - - 1900minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Report Mini-test Total.
1. 25% 5% 30%
2. 25% 10% 35%
3. 30% 5% 35%
Total. 80% 20% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Mini-test 20%, report 80%.
Pass score of over 60% is accepted.
Textbooks and reference materials
Textbooks are unnecessary. Recommend the following two books as reference books.
- Takeshita et al. "Mastering TCP / IP Getting Started," Ohmsha Publishing Company.
Bring a smartphone or a tablet that runs on iOS or Android.
If you cannot, please tell it to the lecturer.
Install "HE.NET network tools" on the smartphone in advance.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • I receive questions and consultations with chat on a Slack workspace.
  • I receive questions and consultation via e-mail.
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates a basic self-management skills
Active-learning course
More than one class is interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicatable
N/A None
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
Last modified : Tue Sep 01 04:22:04 JST 2020