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INL1001835, A.A. 2015/16

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IN0521, Degree course structure A.Y. 2009/10, A.Y. 2015/16
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination COMPUTER NETWORK MANAGEMENT
Department of reference Department of Information Engineering
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Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
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Teacher in charge ALEXANDRU SOCEANU

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-INF/05 Data Processing Systems 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/03/2016
End of activities 15/06/2016
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2009 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
9 A.A. 2017/2018 01/10/2017 31/12/2019 FERRARI CARLO (Presidente)
MORO MICHELE (Membro Effettivo)
8 A.A. 2016/2017 01/10/2016 15/03/2018 SOCEANU ALEXANDRU (Presidente)
FILIRA FEDERICO (Membro Effettivo)
MORO MICHELE (Supplente)
7 A.A. 2015/2016 01/10/2015 15/03/2017 SOCEANU ALEXANDRU (Presidente)
CONGIU SERGIO (Membro Effettivo)
MORO MICHELE (Supplente)
6 A.A. 2014/2015 01/10/2014 15/03/2016 SOCEANU ALEXANDRU (Presidente)
CONGIU SERGIO (Membro Effettivo)
MORO MICHELE (Supplente)

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge in the area of Computer Networks
Target skills and knowledge: Knowledge of Network Management Functionalities, of SNMP, of tools for Quality of Service, and network security
Examination methods: written exam 90 min.
Assessment criteria: 40% project; 60% written exam 90 min.
the acceptance to the exam is completion of all labs (within the virtual lab) and of the project
Course unit contents: Chap.1. Surveys of fundamentals on Computer Networks
- TCP/IP Protocol Stack: Principles, Protocols; Traffic Analysis using Wireshark
o Application Layer: HTTP, FTP, DNS, SMTP
o Transport Layer: TCP, UDP
o Network Layer: IP, RIP, OSPF, BGP
o Data Link Layer: Ethernet, WiFi 802.11, Spanning Tree
- Virtual LANs: Principles, Tasks: Case Studies
- Addressing and Subnetting within the TCP/IP Networks
- Routing-Algorithms, Routing-Protocols and Routing-Tables:
o Examples based on different Routers within the virtual Lab.:
- Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
- Mobile IP

Chap.2. Network Management Architecture
- Reference Model: Monitor-Agent
- ISO-OSI Architecture for Network Management
- Software Architecture
- Distributed Network Management
- Proxy Architecture

Chap.3. Network Management Functionality
- Network Monitoring
- Performance Monitoring
- Fault Management
- Network Configuration
- Accounting Management
- Quality of Service (QoS)

Chap.4. Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
- Operation and Access Methods; SNMP – Traffic Analysis
- Protocol-Specification: Message Format, Message Types, Execution
- SNMP – Limitations: Polling-Intervals, Security, etc.
- SNMP Vers.1 & SNMP Ver.2
- SNMP Ver.3

Chap.5. Management Information Base (MIB)
- MIB – Structures: Objects, Tables
- Standard MIBs: MIB I, MIB II, Ethernet MIB
- Remote Network Monitoring MIBs (RMON):
Definition, Comparison RMON vs. MIB II
- RMON1: Groups und Subgroups for Ethernet-Networks
- RMON2: Groups und Subgroups
- RMON-Probes: Applications, Architecture and Functionality

Chap.6. Structure of Management Information (SMI)
- Data Structure according to SMI- definition
- Object Syntax
- ASN.1 formal Language: ASN.1 Classes
- Table Definitions
- Data Types, Basic Encoding Rules (BER)

Chap.7. Quality of Service (QoS)
- Definition, Comparison QoS vs. CoS
- Frame Format according to 802.1q Standard
- Implementation Mechanism
- QoS - Tools, QoS - Products
- Policy based QoS

Chap.8. Network Security
- Network Security Overview:
Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability (CIA) Model
- Securing TCP Connections: SSL
- Network Layer Security: IPSec and VPNs
- IPv6
- Network Attacks: Reconnaissance and Denial of Service (DoS)
- Firewalls: Operations, Architecture, New Generation FW
- Packet filtering: Mode of Operation, Configuration of a Router
- Port and Network Address Translation (PAT/NAT)
- Planning and Configuration of Firewalls: Case Studies FW Check Point One
- Mobile eHealth Security Management: Case Studies: Security of PAN ISO/IEEE 11073 protocols using Biometric technology (Fingerprint)
- Wireless Network Security Techniques: WEP, WPA, IEEE 802.11i
- Intrusion Detection & Prevention: Concept, Products, New Generation IPS (NGIPS)

Chap.9. Managing Multimedia Networking
- Multimedia Networking Applications: Audio and Video
- Protocols for Real Time interactive applications: RTP, RTCP
- Voice over IP (VoIP): SIP- and H323- Protocol Stacks
- Video Conferences

Chap.10. Network Management Tools
- Tasks and Functionality
- Case Studies based on Tools within the Virtual Laboratory:
- Network Analysis: Wireshark
- General Network Management: HP-Open View, 3Com-Transcend
- Firewall Check Point One
- Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) from McAfee
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: 4hrs. lecture + 2 hrs.lab and project/every week; videoconferences will accompany labs
Additional notes about suggested reading: Online exercises:
1. Frame analyses based on Wireshark-Analyser
2. Using a RMON-Tool based on Hifn Tool
3. Using a Network Management Tool based on HP-Open View
4. Configuration and Setup Bridges und Spanning Tree
5. Setup Routing Protocols for Vyatta Routers
6. Setup CISCO Ethernet Router
7. Setup Quality-of-Service (QoS) for CISCO-Routers
8. Setup a Firewall System from Check Point One
9. Setup an Intrusion Prevention System: IPS McAfee
10. Carry out classical network threats to the network and applications using a virtualized platform (Project)
11. Management and Troubleshooting WLANs
12. Security in 802.11 WLAN
13. Security of mobile medical eHealth communication
14. Setup and analyse MPLS and MPLS-VPN networks
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • William Stallings, SNMP, SNMPv2, SNMPv3 and RMON 1 and 2. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley Inc., 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Richard Burke, Network Management : Concepts and Practice: A Hands-On Approach. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2004. Cerca nel catalogo
  • James F. Kurose and Keith W. Ross, Computer Networking. New York: Pearson, Addison Wesley, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Stallings, William, Data and Computer CommunicationsWilliam Stallings. London: Prentice Hall, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Peter Mellquist, SNMP++: An Object-Oriented Approach to Developing Network Management Applications. London: Prentice Hall, 1998.
  • Philip Miller, TCP/IP Explained. Boston: Digital Press, 1997.