General Information


To study some of the main Internet protocols through a sequence of lab exercises.

Time and Place

Lecture: 12:50pm - 2:05pm Monday and Wednesday EB2 - 1220 as needed!!! The default is ON. I will cancel any lectures I find that are not needed.

Labs: 9:00am - 12:00pm or 2:00pm - 5:00pm Fridays, EB2 - 2027. Access is via a FOB.


Mihail L. Sichitiu (email:
Office: EB2-3058
Phone: 515-7348

Office hours: Monday 11:30pm - 12:30pm in my office,
or by appointment.
My Google Calendar is pretty up to date - pick a time you like and email me for a confirmation.

Teaching Assistants

Vineet Kulkarni (email:
Mani Bharati Pandian (email:


There will be a midterm exam, a final exam, and the labs.
Labs: 60%
Midterm exam: 20%
Final exam: 20%

Lab grading

Labs will be due as posted in the schedule web page.
Late lab assignments will not receive any credit.
There will be no partial credit for parts of the labs problems. Only the parts that are worked out completely and correctly will be credited.
Every lab assignment will have an equal weight.

Every student earning 90% is guaranteed at least an A.
Every student earning 80% is guaranteed at least a B.
Every student earning 70% is guaranteed at least a C.
Every student earning 60% is guaranteed at least a D.

Audit students must earn a B average on the labs.


An introductory course in networking (e.g., ECE407 or ECE570).



Mastering Networks: - An Internet Lab Manual, by Jorg Liebeherr and Magda El Zarki

Publisher: Addison Wesley
Copyright: 2004 by Pearson Education
ISBN: ISBN 0-201-78134-4

Students with disabilities

Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with verifiable disabilities. In order to take advantage of available accommodations, students must register with Disability Services for Students at 1900 Student Health Center, Campus Box 7509, 515-7653. For more information on NC State's policy on working with students with disabilities, please see

Academic integrity

All the provisions of the code of academic integrity apply to this course. In addition, it is my understanding and expectation that your signature on any test or assignment means that you neither gave nor received unauthorized aid.

Cellular phones:

During the lecture please turn off the cellular phones.