CSCI 361 - Computer Networks

Instructor: Tobin Maginnis

But in a surprise buried at the end of the 289-page report, the inspector general also reveals that the Obama administration issued a secret rule almost two weeks ago saying it was legal for the FBI to have skirted federal privacy protections.
Map of V4 IP Address Space
Visualizing Internet Topology at a Macroscopic Scale
History of Visualizing Internet Topology at a Macroscopic Scale
The center of the Internet               The center of the Internet II
Hundreds of networks converge at the corner of Wilshire and Grand at this downtown Los Angeles data center, bringing together networks from nations around the globe.
Internet Traffic Content
Internet site counter
The LAN turns 30, but will it reach 40?
First Response to Ethernet
AT&T's Internet Filtering
Explaining China's IPv9
How People Are Tracked Using BitTorrent
How Google Works
Google uncloaks once-secret server
Open Compute Center Specification
Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Top Level Domain (TLD) Name Vendor
Global Name Registry
Sam Walton Taught Google More About How to Dominate the Internet Than Microsoft Ever Did
NetStreams' DigiLinX IP-Based Multi-Room Audio distribution
Network Administration -- IETF roiled over NAT
802.11 Alphabet Soup
802.16 WiMAX - 1-30 mile, mesh, token, 70Mbs
How SCO and Microsoft beat MyDoom DDOS
One more step towards wearable computers...
Imagine 100+Mbps of uncomplicated native downstream capacity in every cable device in the home
US high-speed Internet is slow compared to other countries. The average broadband download speed in the US is only 1.9 megabits per second, compared to 61 Mbps in Japan, 45 Mbps in South Korea, 18 Mbps in Sweden, 17 Mpbs in France, and 7 Mbps in Canada, according to the Communication Workers of America. For example, 80 percent of households in Japan can connect to a fiber network at a speed of 100 megabits per second. This is 30 times the average speed of a US cable modem or DSL connection, at roughly the same cost.
Ma Bell is back and scanning your file transfers!
Information on DSL Internet Services
Test speed of your DSL Internet Services
Bandwidth Delay Product OS Tuning
Ruby Ranch Internet Cooperative (RRIC)
QWest Subscriber Loop Carrier (SLC-96) or Slick96 Enclosure
Bell South Digital Loop Carrier, or Subscriber Loop Carrier (SLC-500), or Slick5 with one door open. Can service up to 500 local loop lines.
Bell South Dedicated Subscriber Loop Access Multiplexor (DSLAM) opened up. Has an OC-3 or 154 Mb feed from central office.
Bell South Dedicated Subscriber Loop Access Multiplexor (DSLAM) close up. Runs with commercial power and an eight hour battery backup.
AT&T Eyes Batteries in DSLAM Explosion Probe 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
QWest Field Connection Point
RRIC Microwave Bridge
RRIC System Equipment Pictures
RRIC DSLAM in a Horse Stable
RRIC Network Topology
T1 (DS0) Framing with CSU Formats
Using wireless technology to steal ATM cards & PINs from the Brazilian Bank: Bradesco (Funny to see these on the University of Texas Police Department Website)

The Internet as The Computer

Personal content held on the Internet.

Web OSs

To use the Web broswer as a virtual operating system. More precisely, a set of applications executing in a web browser that replace or supplement a desktop OS environment. Wikipedia WebOS Definition Wikipedia Web_desktop Definition

Social Computing

Wikipedia Definition



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Internet Explorer and the three way handshake

The RIAA's moral argument about P2P file sharing
The RIAA says it's immoral to file share, if that's true, then how about industry price fixing, copyright extension, radio station consolidation, and refusing digital distribution.
PeerMind registers millions of file-sharing events every week, and you can see the aggregated results on this site
RIAA: Piracy is bad for us, but legitimate sales of music online is bad for us, too