Homework 4

Answer the following questions about Kurose and Ross, Chapter 4. You only need to turn in those that have a point count assigned.

  1. (1 point) What is the difference between forwarding and routing?
  2. How do the TCP/IP and ATM protocol stacks differ with regard to handling connections? What impact does this have on the service model (quality of service) for the overall protocol stack?
  3. What are 5 network service model qualities?
  4. (1 point) What is the meaning of the prefix address
  5. Why is prefix addressing important in network routing?
  6. (1 point) What are three choices for the switching fabric of a router?
  7. What are four major components of a router?
  8. (1 point) Why do you need queuing in the output ports of a router?
  9. What is the purpose of DHCP?
  10. Using a local network router with Network Address Translation, you can have several computers that share the same internet address as seen from the internet side of the router. Describe how this is accomplished.
  11. (1 point) How is tunneling accomplished?