This paper provides an overview of the technologies and protocols and security issues involved in computer communications. It will introduce programming issues in communications, including error handling and concurrency. Practical work will look at the Internet Protocols TCP and IP, and include programming exercises using socket interfaces.
Students who pass this paper will be able to write distributed programs that use socket-based communication, exception handling and concurrency. They will understand the purpose, the importance and the implementation of several common internet protocols.
COMP104 Introduction to Computer Science 2 or
COMP134 Software Engineering 1
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