Lectures on the Internet and Mobile Computing

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Lectures on the Internet and
Mobile Computing

Dr. Les Cottrell, SLAC


Lectures given at the
SPACE Weather School: Basic theory & hands
-
on experience
, University
of Helwan / Egypt, Sept 18


Oct 3, 2010


1.

The Internet, the world cup and Africa, see

http://www.slac.stanford.edu/grp/scs/net/talk10/helwan10.
pptx

Thursday 30th September, 10:15
-
10:45am Grid Day


o

Methodology

o

Current Sta
te

o

What is happening?

o

Impact

o

Next Steps

2.

Internet History, trends and futures, see

http://www.slac.stanford.edu/grp/scs/net/talk10/internet
-
history.pptx

Sunday 26th Septem
ber 9:00
-
9:45am


o

Brief history

o

Design goals

o

Growth & Success

o

Current challenges

o

Internet NG

o

What is driving the changes

3.

How is the Internet performing, see

http://www.slac.stanford.edu/grp/scs/net/talk10/perform.pp
tx

Sunday 26th September 9:45
-
10:30am


o

Internet characteristics

o

Users, capacities, satellites, packet sizes, protocols, routing,
flows

o

How is it used apps etc.

o

How the Internet worldwide is performi
ng as seen by various
measurements and metrics

o

Application requirements

4.

Cell Phones, see

http://www.slac.stanford.edu/grp/scs/net/talk10/cellphone
-
work.pptx

Monday 27th
September, 9:00
-

9:45am


o

Not covering Cordless phones, CB radios, pagers, car phones,
Iridium etc.

o

How they work

o

History

o

Cell phone components

o

Power

o

Carriers

o

Coverage

o

Bars

o

Growth

o

Concerns

5.

Smart phones & other Mobile computing, see

http://www.slac.stanford.edu/grp/scs/net/talk10/smartphon
es.pptx

Monday 27th September, 9:45
-

10:30am


o

Wireless

o

What is a smartphone and their growth

o

Why are they important

o

How are they used

o

What’s
coming

o

Bandwidth impact

o

Not for everybody yet

o

Laptops & Netbooks

o

Smartbooks

o

Tablets

o

WiFi



How it works



Protocols



WiFi and smartphones

6.

Diagnosing network problems for non
-
networkers, see

http://www.slac.stanford.edu/grp/scs/net/talk10/diagnosis.
pptx

Wednesday 29th September, 16:00
-

17:30pm


o

Goal: provide a practical guide to debugging common problems

o

Why is diagn
osis difficult yet important?

o

Local host

o

Ping, Traceroute, PingRoute

o

Looking at time series

o

Where is a node

o

Who do you tell, what do you say?

o

Case studies and More Information

7.

Network Measurements, see

http://www.slac.stanford.edu/grp/scs/net/talk10/internet
-
measure.pptx

Wednesday 29th September, 17:30
-
19:00pm


o

Why is measurement important?

o

LAN vs WAN

o

Passive



SNMP, Netflow



Effects of measurement interval

o

Active

o

Tools various



Ping, traceroute



Available bandwidth, achievable bandwidth

o

PingER


Others

Probably we will not cover the items below due to lack of time.

1.

Geolocation, see

http://www.slac.stanford.edu/grp/scs/net/talk10/geolocatio
n.pptx


o

Importance

o

How is it done

o

Dynamic method



RTT => distance



Geometrical methods of finding location from circles

o

Application

o

Challenges

2.

Internet case studies


o

Digital Divide and Africa (some o
f this will be covered in the Grid
Day presentation)

o

Cable cuts

o

Impact of TEIN3

o

Pakistan

3.

How does the Internet work, see

http://www.slac.stanford.edu/grp/scs/net/talk09/ictp
-
tcp
ip.ppt