Internetworking and Distributed Systems Laboratory - CSCI 558L, Fall 2010

General Information
Time   :   TuTh 9:30 - 10:50am
Location : GFS 222
Lab Location : SAL 224
Instructor   :   Bill Cheng (for office hours, please see instructor's web page), E-mail: <>.   (Please do not send HTML e-mails. They will not be read.)
TA #1   :   Leslie Cheung, E-mail: <>, Office Hours: MW 4pm - 5pm in PHE 316
TA #2   :   Bo-Chun Wang, E-mail: <>, Office Hours: (none)
Class Resources
Description   :   textbooks, topics covered, grading policies, additional resources, etc.
Lectures   :   lecture slides and tentative syllabus.
Lab Rules   :   rules and tips about using the lab.
Lab Info   :   important information about the lab and how to reset/reinstall things. (Access restricted.)
FAQ   :   frequently asked questions and answers from Fall 2006.
Newsgroup   :   Google Group for discussing course materials and programming assignments. (This group is by invitation only.)
Presentations   :   information about class presentations.
Exercises   :   information about lab exercises.
Project   :   information about the class project.
Participation   :   rules about rowcalls.
Lotteries   :   lotteries for getting your timeslots for presentation, lab exercises, and project demo.
(in reversed chronological order)
  • 8/29/2010: Office hour on Monday, 8/30/2010, has been canceled. Sorry abou the inconvenience.

  • 8/18/2010:
    • If a student signs up late for this class or could not be present at the beginning of the semester, he/she is still required to turn all assignments on time or he/she will receive a score of 0 for these assignments. No exceptions!

    • Due to limited space and equipment in the laboratory, the class can only accomodate a small number of students (less then or equal to 24). If you have a strong interest to the class, prepare to register early. If you are on the waiting list, the CS Department will give out D-clearance according to the order on the list.

    • Registering with the class mailinglist is required for this class because you must get your lottery password. This is not the same as the class discussion Google Group. You will be receiving HW and exam scores through this list via individual e-mails. If you haven't done so, please visit the mailinglist page after the semester starts. (You do not have to be registered for the course to register with the class mailinglist.) In the registration confirmation e-mail, you will also get your user ID and password for accessing protected area of this web site.

    • Watch this area for important announcements.
  • CSci402: Operating Systems.
  • EE 450: Introduction to Computer Networks.
  • Qualify for a D-clearance. Please check the CS department web page for information about D-clearance. Please also read the Placement Exam Instructions carefully. (Please note that the instructor will not sign anything that says that you do not have to take the Placement Exam.)
  • Recommended preparation: CS 551 and CS 555. Please note that the lab exercises require knowledge of BGP4 (covered in CS 551). We will not cover BGP4 in our class. So, if you don't know BGP4, you need to learn it on your own before lab exercise #1 starts before the end of the 3rd week of class.

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