Subject description - B2M32PST

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B2M32PST Advanced Networking Technologies
Roles:PO, P, V Extent of teaching:2P + 2L
Department:13132 Language of teaching:CS
Guarantors:Boháč L. Completion:Z,ZK
Lecturers:Boháč L. Credits:6
Tutors:Boháč L., Hégr T., Kocur Z., Kozák M. Semester:Z


Subject Advanced Network Technologies expands students' knowledge of modern network technologies. The course is practically oriented and focused on explaining the function of advanced network protocols as used in modern data networks of today and tomorrow. Students will gain practical experience with the issues like Internet routing, software-defined networks, multicast routing, IPv6, and MPLS networks. Part of the course is also devoted to a detailed explanation of transport protocols TCP/UDP and a manner in which software applications can access transportation services of TCP/IP data networks.

Study targets:

The aim of this study is to familiarize students with additional issues in the field of data networks that go beyond the basic knowledge already acquired in other network-oriented subjects. The course is composed so as to provide students with a much larger laboratory time/space for detailed individual exploration of focused range of problems in data networks. Subject is not too much about a width, but rather goes into a depth of issues presented.

Course outlines:

1. Introduction. Review of basic concepts.
2. Review of basic routing principles, OSPF routing protocol.
3. Practical projects, data networks and their simulation in OMNeT + program.
4. Software defined networks (SDN) and their use in practice - the latest hot topics from the field of data networking. Network Function Virtualization (NFV).
5. Application space, transport protocols and their usage, sockets.
6. TCP and its functions, principles of congestion in the network, AIMD, TCP congestion avoidance
7. Internet as inter-ISP network . Interconnection ISPs - transit, peering, IXP. Understanding the function of the border routing protocol (BGPv4).
8. Affecting distribution of ISP input/output data streams using BGPv4 - attributes, weight, AS path, local preference.
9. IP multicast. Resource-oriented multicast distribution tree. Shared multicast tree.
10. Protocol Independent Multicast, sparse and dense mode (PIM-SM, DM)
11. MPLS network and its comparison with conventional IP routed ones.
12. MPLS label distribution protocol and its deployment in MPLS networks.
13. MPLS services. Architecture of MPLS VPN network. IPv6 addressing, IPv6 routing.
14. Cooperation between IPv4 and IPv6.

Exercises outline:

1. project assignment and introduction into lesson
2. programming principles of routers in the network with the BGP Protocol
3. network implementation with BGP protocol in the laboratory
4. network configuration of multicast routing protocol
5. network implementation of multicast routing protocols like PIM-DM and SM
6. configuration of IPv6 networks
7. test #1
8. building and testing networks with IPv6
9. Analysis of virtual networks (VPN) in MPLS environment
10. building networks with virtual VPN support in a MPLS environment
11. On TCP throughput
12. examples of measuring throughput of the TCP protocol in different types of networks
13. test#2
14. Presentaion of the project results, credit


[1] DOYLE, Jeff, DEHAVEN, Jennifer. Routing TCP/IP. [s.l.] : [s.n.], 2001. 945 s.
[2] PEPELNJAK, Ivan; GUICHARD, Jim. MPLS and VPN Architectures. Indianapolis : Cisco Press, 2001. 424 s.
[3] ALWAYN, Vivek. Advanced MPLS Design and Implementation. Indianapolis : Cisco Press, 2002. 469 s.
[4] ZHANG, Randy; BARTELL, Micah. BGP Design and Implementation. Indianapolis : Cisco Press, 2004. 638 s.
[5] HASSAN, Mahbub; JAIN, Raj. High performance TCP/IP networking : Concepts, Issues and Solutions. New York : Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004. 383 s.
[6] VEGESNA, Srinivas. IP Quality of Service : The Complete Resource for Understanding and Deploying IP Quality of Service for Cisco Networks. Indianapolis : Cisco Press, 2001. 368 s.
[7] MEINERS, Chad R.; LIU, Alex X.; TORNG, Eric. Hardware Based Packet Classification for High Speed Internet Routers. New York : Springer, 2010. 123 s.


Requirement for the study of this course is knowledge of the subjects discussed in Data Networks and Fundamentals of networking technologies. This course is based precisely on topic knowledge in the above subjects, which hereafter developed. Both of the above items are not formal, necessary prerequisite to this course. The student will be evaluated as 50 % exam, 30% project and 20% of laboratory exercises.



TCP, multicast, MPLS, Ethernet, LAN, WAN

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
MPEK3_2016 Electronics V
MPEK4_2016 Media and Signal Processing V
MPEK5_2018 Communications Networks and Internet P 1
MPEK4_2018 Technology of the Internet of Things P 1
MPOI2_2016 Cyber Security PO 1
MPEK2_2016 Radio and Optical Technology V
MPEK1_2016 Communication Systems and Networks P 1
MPEK6_2018 Mobile Communications P 1
MPOI2_2018 Cyber Security PO 1

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