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Unformatted text preview: CSCI5211: Computer Networks Optional Homework Assignment 1 Due Wednesday 11:59pm Sep 30, 2009 Important Notes: Please submit your homework using the on-line electronic submission system on the class website: http://www.itlabs.umn.edu/classes/Fall-2009/csci5211/submit.html In case you could not use the on-line electronic submission system, please hand in to the TA or instructor on the due day. Please use the on-line electronic submission to register first. (To ensure “end-to-end reliability”, please retain a copy of your homework assignment!) 1. Naming and Addressing In the jargons of networking, names are identifiers (i.e., a character string) that are typically used to identify an entity (e.g., a computer or a service), whereas addresses are identifiers that are typically used to specify a location. Although both MAC and IP addresses are called addresses, are they always used as “addresses” as defined above? Give an example that either a MAC address or an IP address is used more as a “name.” What about telephonethat either a MAC address or an IP address is used more as a “name....
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This note was uploaded on 10/09/2009 for the course CS 5211 taught by Professor Xyz during the Fall '09 term at Minnesota.
- Fall '09
- Computer Networks