Computer Networks and Distributed Applications: Fall 2012


David McDonald


University of Washington


Fall 2012


Basic concepts of local and wide area computer networking including an overview of services provided by networks, network topologies and hardware, packet switching, client/server architectures, network protocols, and network servers and applications. Also addresses management, security, authentication, and policy issues associated with distributed systems.

Required Textbook:

Comer, D. E. 2009. Computer Networks And Internets With Internet Applications 5th ed.
Cheshire, S., Steinberg, D. H. 2005. Zero Configuration Networking: The Definitive Guide.

Link to Syllabus:

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