Module: CS_238, Data Communications and Computer Networks
We post some useful links to supplementary material here
in order to help second year students with their
study of data communications and computer networks.
Some interesting tools:
Computer Networks, 4th Edition:
Textbook-related resources and support materials
for students and instructors maintained by the
Anrew S. Tanenbaum (with over 400 helpful links).
Student Resources Data and Computer Communications,
This is the web site set up to support William
Stallings Data and Computer Communications
Introduction to Data Communications:
A free online book by Eugene Blanchard (over
500 pages of material)
Not sure of a term or an acronym? Just
type it in here! This is an online dictionary and
search engine you need for all computer and Internet
Don't forget that the course slides and other
supplementary material are posted on Blackboard.
dig is a command-line tool for querying DNS name servers for
information about host addresses, mail exchanges, name servers,
and related information.
WinSlam is a Win32 application that can be used as a Web
server load test, HTML FORM test, and application server
testing application. (Written by Bob's brother!)
Sam Spade is an integrated network query tool for Windows 95,
98, NT and Windows 2000. A freeware tool for tracking down