Assignment handed out on Tuesday, March 6, 2001
Due in Recitation on 3/7/2001:
- Skim over and begin reading Scalable Transport for Transparent
Mobile Internetworking. Tomorrow's assigment will include
finishing this paper.
- Read Ethernet: Distributed Packet Switching for Local Computer
Networks. Your writing/discussion assignment:
The length of a single Ethernet cable is limited due to signal loss
and noise. List at least 2 approaches used by Metcalfe and Boggs to
extend the effective length of an Ethernet cable. What key tradeoffs
were made in these approaches? Explain, being as concrete as possible.
Bonus questions: What was the bandwidth of the Ethernet described in
the paper? Why were the authors wary of their Ethernet having too much