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NOTE: I do not teach this module anymore, thus these pages have fossilized.

This is the home page of the nos@napier module. It will run again in September 2002. An important part of the module is the ability to register onto it. So if you are taking this module make sure that you register, and you will be kept up-to-date on its development. There is also a new WAP system which provides text-based updated.

The School of Computer at Napier has a strong background in networking and distributed systems. They have one of the most advanced regional Cisco Academy in Europe, and now runs an MSc in Advanced Networks. Along with this there is a well-established research group in Distributed Systems and Mobile Agents.

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The NOS module has now run in its current form for several years. If there is something from the past you would like to access you can find it in some of the links given below. In the session 2001/2002 the NOS module ran in each of the first two semesters. The results, and feedback from these can be sourced from the links below.

Resit: Friday 23-Aug-02 0930 - 1130 Sighthill

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The module contains a teaching pack which should be hand-out at the start of the year. This pack should contain the main material, presentation slides and multiple choice questions. One new feature of the module is the introduction of Challenging questions. We can access these by clicking on the link on the right-hand side of this article. These should provide a little bit of stimulation for your brain. Most of the material for the module is contained in the Module Organiser, but the following quick a few quick links:

 

An important concept in networking and the Internet is the client/server architecture, thus I've developed a few programs which allows client/server systems to be investigated. The module investigate implementations of TCP/IP sockets, especially using Visual Basic. Another important element is the investigation of session layer protocols, such as HTTP, FTP and SMTP. The main code links are:

WinSock Client ZIP [EXE]
WinSock Server ZIP [EXE]
VB Socket programming
Java Sockets
Subnetting [ZIP][EXE]
Timing network events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are a good number of worksheets which are complete over the course of the module. In the Session 2001/2002 there were:

W/S 1 [Routers]
W/S 2 [LINUX]
W/S 3 [NFS]
W/S 4
[Security]
W/S 5
[Encryption]
W/S 6 [PGP][HTML]
W/S 7 [CMaker]
W/S 8
[Firewalls]
W/S 9
[WWW server]
Router emulator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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