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Routerlab (Lab course, SoSe 2011)

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.


  • Preparatory Meeting: 14 April 2011, 4 pm, MA 043


FAQ and further information on organization will be available via ISIS.


Anja Feldmann, Luigi Iannone
Contact persons:
Benjamin Frank, Dan Levin, Amir Mehmood, Aidan Walton, Andreas Wundsam
All tutors:
Lab course (Praktikum)
Diplom 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)
Exam & module registration:
via exam office (Prüfungsamt)
Central tutorial:
Thursday, 4–6 p.m., MA 043
Wednesday, 2–4 p.m., TEL 103

Preparatory Meeting:
14 April 2011
Course ID (Veranstaltungsnr.):
0432 L 832
Bachelor students after their basic studies (from the fifth semester on), master students, and Diplom students
see below
further information:
see ISIS


Obligatory: The lectures

  • Network Protocols and Architectures (Feldmann),
  • TechGI 4 (Wolisz)

or equivalent knowledge.

To participate in the Routerlab labcourse, you also 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"

  • Basic Networking hardware

    • "What's the difference between a router and a switch?"
    • "What's an interface?"

  • UNIX command line handling

    • "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?



If you want to take place 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.

Work sheets

Work sheets can be downloaded from ISIS.


General Literature

  • 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)

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Registration at Prüfungsamt

Exam and module
registration at INET
take place via the
Prüfungsamt (exam

0432 L 832
Practical Course

Lecturer: Luigi Iannone, Anja Feldmann

14.04.2011 to 14.07.2011

We 14:00 - 16:00 o'clock
Th 16:00 - 18:00 o'clock

Location: Do/Thu: MA 043; Mi/Wed: TEL 103

from 14.04.2011 18:00 o'clock to 21.04.2011 00:00 o'clock


Complete domains

...of e-mail addresses
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@tub = @tu-berlin.de