70218 - Telecommunications Networks

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Cesena
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Computer Science and Engineering (cod. 8615)

Learning outcomes

The student will learn how the internet works, with particular reference to addressing and routing of information.

Course contents

1. Internet architecture. transport protocols: UDP and TCP. The IP protocol. Addressing, subnetting and supernetting, CIDR. Direct and indirect forwarding.

2. Signaling and management in IP networks: ICMP, DHCP, NAT, ARP.

3. Routing in Internet. Authonomous Systems. Routing protocols Interior (IGP) and exterior (EGP). Examples of running RIP and OSPF.

4. Introduction to network security.

5. Local Area Networks (LANs). The Ethernet LAN and IEEE 802.3. Wireless LANs and IEEE 802.11.



J. F. Kurose, K. W. Ross, Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach, Global Edition, Pearson Education; 8th edition (2021)

Teaching methods


Practical experiments:

  • network traffic analysis (Wireshark);
  • network virtualization
  • analysis of forwarding and routing

Assessment methods

Detailed information about the form of the exam can be found on the Virtuale platform. The exams are in Italian.

Teaching tools

Lecture notes and slides (in Italian) available on the Virtuale platform.

Office hours

See the website of Franco Callegati


Industry, innovation and infrastructure

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.