Internet Measurement and Management Lab
Course: Internet Measurement and Management Lab (320404)
Instructor: Jürgen Schönwälder
TA: Vaibhav Bajpai
Thursday 14:15- 17:00 Seminar room, Research I
Start: February 13th, 2014

The Internet has become a large critical infrastructure increasingly replacing traditional infrastructures such as telephony networks. Furthermore, many enterprises depend critically on the functioning of the internet these days. This lab introduces Internet measurement and management technologies that can be used to detect performance or security problems and technologies that provide means to securely manage and control large distributed infrastructures.

Course Materials:

Students have to hand in a solution to the assignments and they have to be able to answer questions concerning their solution. The quality of the solution and the answers determines the grade (measured in percent) for the assignment. The overall grade is computed from the partial grades. Late submissions after the deadline will be penalized. For every hour late, you will lose 10% of the points. We account an additional bonus of 15 minutes for electronic submissions (you know how well email sometimes works). This means, a solution received 01:15 late will lose 10%, a solution received 02:15 late will lose 20% and so on. If we receive more than one submission, we will pick the last one.

Any programs that have to be written will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • correctness including proper handling of error conditions
  • proper use of programming language constructs
  • clarity of the program organization and design
  • readability of the source code and any output produced

Source code must be accompanied with a README provding an overview of the source files and giving instructions how to build the programs. A suitable Makefile is required if the build process involves more than a single source file.

The policy on makeup assignments is the following: To be able to get a makeup, you have to either (a) have an official excuse from the registrar's office or (b) approach me well in advance of the assignment with a very good reason for not being able to participate (e.g., because you take a GRE computer science subject test at the day of a quiz). Furthermore, I require that people take action to immediately contact me when they return to campus so that we can fix a date for the makeup. Once a week has passed, I do not feel obliged to offer a makeup anymore.

2014-02-20Assignment #1NetFlow, IPFIX, NFQL
2014-02-27Assignment #2Application Signatures
2014-03-17Assignment #3Application Signatures
2014-03-26Assignment #4SSHCure using NFQL
2014-04-02Assignment #5Traceroute Feature Space Exploration
2014-04-09Assignment #6RIPE Atlas API
2014-04-23Assignment #7RIPE Atlas Measurements
2014-04-30Assignment #8BGP Route Views