In this lecture, we will focus on the Internet core and the deployment of its applications. We will introduce methods to measure and assess network protocols and network architectures. The topics of this lectures are embedded in a practical context. For exmaple, we will discuss how the current peering ecosystem works and why it is challenging to measure it. You will better understand how to quantify the deployment of common and upcoming protocols (e.g., IPv6, DNSSEc, HTTP/2). We will also discuss how to process large-scale Intenret data sets efficiently.
In addition to the lecture, we will offer lab exercises. In these exercises, you will conduct your own measurements and analyze existing data sets.
We plan to visit a data centre.
Audience: All students who want to gain a better understanding of the Internet and its applications.
Requirements: Good understanding of computer networks and communication systems.