QEEE Session on
Routing Protocols: Computer Network
16th, 17th February & 10th March 2017
QEEE session on “Routing Protocols: Computer Network” was organized by IIT, Madras under D2S (Direct to Student) Program at Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida through ICT on 16th, 17th February & 10th March 2017. The session was conducted by Prof. Niloy Ganguly, IIT Kharagpur. 3rd Year Students from Computer Science & Engineering and Computer Science & Information Technology participated in the session with the Local Faculty CoordinatorMr. Manoj Kumar Yadav - Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering.
Day 1: 16th February 2017
Prof. Niloy Ganguly started the first session with an explanation of Open Systems Interconnection model. He explained the Network Layer, Design Issues in the Network Layer, Routing Algorithms and Network Layer in the Internet. He also described the comparison of Virtual-Circuit and Datagram Subnets.
He further discussed the routing protocols which he said conclude the best routes to transfer data from one node to another. He explained how routers communicate between each other in order to complete the task. He further discussed the routing protocols i.e Exterior Gateway Protocol (EGP) and Interior Gateway Routing (IGR).
Prof. Ganguly then described Link State Routingand said thateach router must discover its neighbors, learn their network addresses, set the distance or cost metric to each of its neighbors, send this packet to all other routers and compute the shortest path to every other router.
Day 2: 17th February 2017
Prof. Ganguly started his lecture with the example of protocols for Link State Routing i.e.:
1. IS-IS (Intermediate System - Intermediate System)
2. OSPF (Open Shortest Path First)
He discussed the differences between IS-IS & OSPF, explained that the IS-IS can carry information about multiple network layer protocols at the same time (e.g., IP, IPX, and AppleTalk), but not OSPF.
Prof. Ganguly briefly described Hierarchical Routing, Broadcast Routing, Multidimensional Routing, Flooding, Reverse Path Forwarding, Spanning Tree, Reverse Path Forwarding and Spanning Tree concept.
Day 3: 10th March 2017
Prof. Ganguly started the third session started with the Basics of Chord Technology(a protocol and algorithm for a peer-to-peer distributed hash table).He discussed the applications of different routing protocols like Rip, static routes, OSPF in a real time environment. He then explained the advantages and limitations of various routing protocols.
Each session was very informative and interactive. Prof. Ganguly provided a very impressive introduction and comprehensive outlook about Routing Protocols. He gave detailed description about various types of routing protocols. On behalf of DGI, Greater Noida students Mr. Ravi Kumar, Ms. Aastha Awasthi, Mr. Deepak Bisht and Mr. Kunal Berryraised their quarries about routing methodologies and network security during Q &A session.
In order to test the understanding of the session two quizzes and one proctored quiz followed by an assignment were given to the students, which they are supposed to submit through their QEEE account on or before 27th March 2017.