A number of announcements for Week 4. Read carefully:
Have a great weekend and see you in lectures next week.
A reminder that today, 14th June, Monday is a public holiday . There will be no live lectures or consultations today.
A pre-recorded video covering E-mail, P2P, CDN and Socket Programming is available for your viewing in the Youtube and Echo360 video playlists.
The lab 1 deadline is 4 pm , Tuesday, 15th June.
See you in the live lecture tomorrow (15th June, Tuesday).
The Lab 1 report is due by 4 pm , Tuesday, 15th June . Submission instructions are in the lab spec. Submissions received via email will NOT be entertained. Do also note the requirement to submit a TAR archive. It is easy to create one using the command line tar utility in Linux (VLAB) or on Mac OS. On Windows, you can use 7-zip and on Mac OS you can alternately use Unarchiver .
Monday, 14th June is a public holiday. I have thus pre-recorded a lecture's worth of content covering E-mail, P2P, CDN and Socket Programming. The recording is available on the Youtube and Echo360 playlists. We will have our usual live lecture on Tuesday @ 4 pm where I will cover DNS and answer any questions you may have on the pre-recorded lecture content.
In Lab 2 , we will explore HTTP and learn to use a new tool called Wireshark, a protocol analyzer. We strongly encourage you to install Wireshark on your machine (instead of running it through VLAB). It is free and works on all operating systems. Download it here . You will also get your first exposure to socket programming. Sample working client/server programs in C/Java/Python are available under the Week 1 lecture content.
Very few students appear to be attempting the homework questions . We strongly encourage everyone to work through these questions on their own. We will post answers for the collated questions (e.g. Introduction Questions). However, the questions marked with " Students to Discuss Solutions " are exclusively left for you to work on. Please post your solutions on Ed . We are happy to provide feedback on your attempts, but will not provide ready solutions. This should serve as excellent practice for the exams.
Have a great long weekend and see you in the lecture on Tuesday !!