Routerlab (Lab course, SoSe 2018)
The Internet has grown to
become one of the world's most remarkable engineering phenomena. The
scope of the achievement is in the richness of its basic services and
in the diversity of applications it offers. In this lab course we will
set up IP networks. For this purpose, we will learn how to configure
network devices such as switches and routers of the leading
manufacturers Cisco and Juniper.
Topics of this course are routing protocols, IP multicast, packet forwarding, configuration of packet filters, traffic shaping (QoS), VPNs, PPP, AAA and monitoring and management of the network components. By configuring selected protocols, mechanisms and management functions on real router hardware, students are supposed to gain a better understanding of the Internet in general.
Enghardt , Damien Foucard |
Informatik: Operating and Communication Systems / Betriebs-
und Kommunikationssysteme (BKS)|
Master of Computer Science: Communication-Based Systems (Master Informatik: Kommunikationsbasierte Systeme)
Master of Computer Engineering: Technical Applications (Master Technische Informatik: Technische Anwendungen)
Bachelor of Computer Science: Communication Technology (Bachelor Informatik: Kommunikationstechnik)
Bachelor of Computer Engineering: Computer Engineering (Bachelor Technische Informatik: Technische Informatik)
& module registration:||via exam office
|Central tutorial:||Fr, 10-12, MAR
|Preparatory Meeting:||Fr 20-4, 10-12, MAR
(Veranstaltungsnr.):||0432 L 832|
|Audience:||Bachelor students after their
basic studies (from the fifth semester on), master students, and
slide repository 
Obligatory: The lectures
- Network Protocols and Architectures (Feldmann),
- TechGI 4 (Wolisz)
or equivalent knowledge.
There will be a non-graded test during the preparatory meeting.
The number of participants is limited.
To participate in the Routerlab labcourse, you need basic knowledge in the following fields (We have also listed some simple example questions that you should be able to answer quickly, without looking things up):
- IP addresses / subnetting
- "What IP addresses lie in subnet 220.127.116.11/27?"
- "What's the difference between a router and a switch?"
- "What's an interface?"
- UNIX command line
- "ssh into loadgenX"
- "ping hostX"
- "traceroute hostY"
- Internet Routing protocols
- "What's the difference between a link-state and a distance-vector protocol?"
- "Which is OSPF?"
- "How does longest-prefix-matching work?"
- "What's an AS?
you want to participate in this course, please, register on the ISIS
page  to receive important information and announcements.
Bachelor and master students also have to register for the module. Further information will be given during the lab course or via ISIS.
Cisco- and Juniper-Links
- Cisco IOS Release 12.2 Configuration Guides and Command References 
- JUNOS 7.4 Software Documentation 
- JUNOS 8.2 Software Documentation 
- Catalyst 2960 Switch Software Configuration Guide 
- James F. Kurose und Keith W. Ross. Computernetze: Ein Top-Down-Ansatz mit Schwerpunkt Internet. Pearson Studium (Prentice Hall), München, Deutschland, 2002. (deutsch)
- Andrew S. Tanenbaum. Computer Networks . Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference, Upper Saddle River, NJ, USA, fourth edition, 2003. (english)