COMP90007 Internet Technologies Assignment 2 solution




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Question 1 (1 mark)
Consider a subnet in the following figure, with the weight of each edge as shown in the label.
The shortest path routing is used.
1) Compute the sink tree for node B using Dijkstra’s algorithm. Show your calculation and the
steps of adding all nodes to the sink tree. (It is recommended to use a table similar to the
one as shown on the Slide 9 of Week 6’s lecture)
2) What is the shortest path from B to F and its distance?
Question 2 (1 mark)
Suppose that four organisations A, B, C and D request 2000, 1700, 900, and 4000 addresses
respectively, and in that order. There are a large number of consecutive IP addresses available
starting at, which can be assigned to these four organisations. For each of these
organisations, give the first IP address assigned, the last IP address assigned, the number of
addresses allocated and the mask in the w. x. y. z /s notation.
Question 3 (1 mark)
Different applications care about different aspects of a network transmission. For the following
applications please annotate each bucket/aspect with three values, Low, Medium, High, where
High means a high need for quality for that aspect.
Application Bandwidth Delay Jitter Loss
Downloading Music
Instant Messaging
Online Card Game
Skype (Voice) Call
Question 4 (1 mark)
At Transport layer we use segments to send data across. Argue for using larger segments by
discussing briefly why larger segments could be beneficial. Then also argue why using small
segments may be beneficial.
Question 5 (1 mark)
In the following security protocol that we saw in class, discuss briefly what could go wrong with
the protocol if RA was not sent across from Alice to Bob. What fails in the protocol?
Organisation Starting
Number of Addresses
Allocated Mask