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Instructor: Robert Ingalls, Executive Office, Computer Science Dept
email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Office Hours: T,W,Th 2:00-4:00
Teaching Assistant: Matt Edman: Lally 04
Office Hours: M,W,Th 12:00-2:00
Course Content: This course covers four major topic areas
Here is the syllabus
Computer Accounts If you do not yet have an account on the Computer Science network, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org immediately. Please let me know if you do not hear back from them quickly. The three computers that you can use are mary-kate.cs.rpi.edu, ashley.cs.rpi.edu, and monica.cs.rpi.edu. A tool that you can use to connect to these from a laptop or other windows machine is putty (It's the first hit when you enter putty in google).
PHP scripts will not run if the write permission bits are set for group or other. This is a securty feature. If you were having this problem with lab 6, change the permissions so that the script is group and world executable, but writeable only by the owner. Note that increasing permissions decreases functionality.
Quiz 10 will be on Tuesday, Nov 28, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. There is no quiz on Tuesday, Nov 21.
Here is the spec for the sixth programming assignment It is due on Tuesday, Nov 28. Here is a link to the class discussion on sessions
Here is a breakdown of the grading for the course
Here are the specs for the labs. You should submit something to Matt when you have completed them. At the moment this is on the honor system. By submitted something to him, you are confirming that you were able to get the lab completely running as specified. Labs are due by the Monday following the lab.
Lab 1 (cgi)
Lab 2 (xml, dtd)
Lab 3 (xslt, XPath)
Lab 4 (ajax)
Lab 5 (tomcat and JSPs)
Lab 6 (PHP)
I have found an xml validator on the web. Go to http://www.stg.brown.edu/service/xmlvalid/ You should use this to validate your xml and dtd file for lab 2.
If you have difficulty getting a validator to work properly (i.e. you just get a blank screen when you use the W3School Validator) in Internet Explorer, try this. Choose Internet Options from the Tools menu of IE. Choose the Security tab and then hit the Custom Level button. There will be long list of features to enable. Enable all of them which are not already set.
The project submission site is now available at
|Class 1: Tu Aug 29||Introduction, Internet History and Architecture|
|Class 2: Fri Sep 1||Sockets in C|
|Class 3: Tu Sep 5||Low level networking, Ethernet, ARP|
|Class 4: Fri Sep 8||The network layer, IP, DHCP NAT|
|Class 5: Tu Sep 12||The network layer, Routing, IPv6|
|Class 6: Fri Sep 15||No Class|
|Class 7: Tues Sep 19||
Transport layer protocols, TCP, UDP
||Class 8: Fri Sep 22
Advanced socket programming, IPv6 Sockets |
|Class 9: Tu Sep 26||Unix Domain Sockets, Daemons, inetd, Server design|
|Class 10: Fri Sep 29||Network Programming in Java||Class 11: Tu Oct 3||DNS, email||Class 12: Fri Oct 6||http, cgi, cookies||Class 13: Fri Oct 13||P2P||Class 14: Tu Oct 17||XML, DTDs, Schemas|
|Class 15: Fri Oct 20||XML Parsing|
|Class 17: Fri Oct 27||AJAX|
|Class 18: Tu Oct 31||Tomcat, servlets, JSPs|
|Class 19: Fri Nov 3||PHP|
|Class 20: Tu Nov 7||Web Services, SOAP, WSDL, UDDI|
|Class 21: Fri Nov 10||Cryptography, Authentication|
|Class 22: Tu Nov 14||Digital Certificates, SSL|
|Class 23: Fri Nov 17||IPSec and VPNs, Kerberos|
|Class 24: Tu Nov 21||The Semantic Web|
|Class 25: Tu Nov 28||Enterprise Network Security|
|Class 26: Fri Dec 1||Anonymity on the Web, Tor, Flash|
|Class 27: Tu Dec 5||???|