Office hours for John on Dec 8 has been cancelled, as previously announced.
On Nov 30, we will spend the first half of the meeting to wrap up the lecture on network economics. We will make the last portion of the meeting time available to students who wish to test out their project presentations and demos using the notebook computer that is set up at the lecturer's podium. You should upload any files you need for the test using the file upload utility described in the project submission page.
Reminder: Homework 6 is due Nov 18. This will be the final homework assignment for the semester.
Reminder: Exam 2 is scheduled for December 9. It will be the same format as Exam 1.
Advance notice: John's regular office hours for December 8 is cancelled.
Please get in touch with him early if you wish to speak with him before
2. For the Oct 12 (Tuesday) lecture on P2P networks, please skim the following two papers:
1. The first class meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 31, 3:30pm, in South Hall Room 202.
2. The required textbook for this course is: Douglas Comer, Computer Networks and Internets, 4th Edition.
Important Note: The campus bookstore is selling the Comer book with the companion lab book "Comer, Hands-on Networking with Internet Applications, Second edition, 2004" as a bundle. While the companion book is not required for the course, you are welcome to get the bundle since the lab book is included at no extra charge. (Well, this is what the publisher told me...) If you decide to purchase the textbook elsewhere, you don't have to purchase the lab book.
3. The tentative schedule is posted on the course website. You can begin to prepare for the course by reviewing the IS206 lecture materials on networking and reading the first few chapters of the textbook.
4. Subscribe to the is250 mailing list by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include "subscribe is250" as the first line of your message. (You can leave the subject line blank.) If you are a SIMS student, you can also do so via my.sims.
5. I received the following message last year regarding MOT requirements, and I assume it is still true this year. Please contact Susan if you have any questions.
From: Susan Reneau, Student Affairs Officer of the MOT (Management of
Haas office (new): F477, 643-1398
Engineering office: 230 Bechtel, 642-8790
1) Students taking a class towards the MOT certificate, must take it for a grade, not pass/fail.
2) They must receive a B or above.
3) All students going for the MOT certificate should refer to the MOT website (mot.berkeley.edu). It has detailed information about the certificate and the classes.
Also, since this course is cross-listed in three schools (SIMS, Haas, Engineering), students should make sure that they are not registered using another college's CCN, even though Telebears will allow it. This can cause double registration and much hassle.