Lecture: Internet Architecture and Performance (NetPerf)





  • Overview on core Internet network architectures (e.g., Autonomous Systems, Inter-Domain Routing, Peering, Internet Exchange Points, ISP
  • Overview on future Internet network architectures (e.g., Software Defined Networking, Network Functions Virtualization)
  • Approaches for large-scale performance evaluations of internet applications and performance evaluation (e.g., Internet Big Data Analytics)


Date Topic Reading
Th, April 20 Course Overview
Foundations of the Internet
Tu, April 25 DNS  
Th, April 27 DNS
Internet Structure 01: ASes
Tu, May 02 Canceled: Fachschaftsvollversammlung  
Th, May 04 Internet Structure 02: Peering
Internet Structure 03: Internet Exchange Points
Tu, May 09 BGP Routing Policies
Content Distribution Networks
Th, May 11 Guest Lecture: Ingmar Poese (CTO Benocs):
Internet Traffic Engineering
Tu, May 16 Exercise 1  
Th, May 18 Lecture  
Tu, May 23 Exercise 2: BGP / CDNs  
Th, May 25 Public Holiday  
Tu, May 30 Lecture  
Th, June 01 Lecture  
Th, June 08 Excursion to DE-CIX (Largest IXP)
Registration instructions
Th, June 13 Exercise 3  
Th, June 15 Public Holiday