EECE702: Internet Traffic Monitoring and Analysis (Fall 2005)
Internet traffic monitoring and analysis entails monitoring the Internet
network links and understanding their behavior. This course will cover the
techniques and tools being developed for Internet traffic monitoring and
analysis. Active and passive monitoring techniques will be studied.
In this course, students will get to develop algorithms and a prototype system
for capturing packets and analyzing them for various purposes.
Mon. & Wed. 09:30-10:45 (PIRL-222)
A course on computer or telecommunication networks is required.
A course on network management is recommended.
There will not be a textbook for this course.
Lecture materials and research papers will be used for the course.
- Alberto Leon-Garcia, Communication Networks: Fundamental Concepts and Key Architectures, McGraw-Hill, ISBN: 0070228396, 2003.
- Richard Stevens, TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1: The Protocols, Addison-Wesley, ISBN: 0-201-63346-9, 1994.
- Douglas E. Comer, Computer Networks and Internets, Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-599010-6, 1997.
- D. Comer, Internetworking with TCP/IP, Vol I: Principles, Protocols, and Architecture, Second edition, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, ISBN 0-13-468505-9 1991.
- D. Comer and D. Stevens, Internetworking with TCP/IP, Vol II: Design, Implementation, and Internals, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, ISBN 0-13-472242-6 1991.
- William Stallings, Data and Computer Communications, Fifth Edition, Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-02-415425-3, 1997.
- William Stallings, SNMP, SNMPv2, SNMPv3 and RMON 1 and 2, Third Edition, Addison-Wesley, 1999.
Suggested Reference Journals and Conferences:
IEEE eTransactions on Network and Service Management
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
- Plenum Press,
Journal of Network and Systems Management,
- IEEE Communications Society,
IEEE Network, ISSN 0890-8044.
- IEEE Communications Society,
IEEE Communications Magazine, ISSN 0163-6084.
- John Wiley & Sons,
International Journal of Network Management, ISSN 1055-7148.
- Passive and Active Measurement Workshop (PAM):
- Internet Measurement Conference (IMC):
- Evaluation on each student will be done based on the following:
- Assignments - 50%
- Term Project - 45%
- Class Participation - 5%
- Note: the above evaluation scheme may change slightly during the course.
There will be a major term project (worth 45% of the final mark) on developing
a traffic monitoring and analysis system. The topics will be discussed
in class. Students will be asked to prepare, present and submit materials
related to the project throughout the course.
- Project Proposals(Due: Nov. 9, 2005)
- Requirements Document (Due: Nov. 16, 2005)
- Detailed Design Document (Due: Nov. 30, 2005)
- Demo & Implementation Document (Due: Dec. 14, 2005)
- There will be a few assignments (worth 50% of the final mark).
- Note: the above assignment schedule may change slightly during the course.
- Late assignments may be handed in, but there will be
a penalty of 20% of the mark for assignments turned in less than one day
late, and an additional penalty of 10% for each day thereafter.
- Cheating Policy -- Cheating will not be tolerated in this course.
Students are encouraged discuss things related to courses and assignments
but the materials handed in must be his/her own. The maximum penalty for
the first offense is for the assignment in question. For
subsequent offenses may result in an automatic failure of the course
and possibly other academic punishments.
Students are strongly encouraged to attend all lectures and to participate
in discussions during lectures. 5% of the final mark is assigned for good
and active class participation.
Reading the BBS:
A BBS has been set up for this course