Use as much space as needed to answer the following four questions, this should be approximately 1 or 2 pages. For each answer use the Google search engine and list the URL's used. Include your name and e-mail address as the first line of the homework.
CERNET is a network set up at CERN that closely resembles The ARPANET in the US. Originally CERNET offered file transfer at 2 Mb/s over serial lines as well as remote login. It is similar to ARPANET in that it was Europe's precursor to the Internet.
Also acceptable is CERNET in China, or any other CERNET that was found and has some relationship to the Internet.
Any user service is fine, for example DNS, IMAP, SMTP, SNMP, FTP, HTTP, or POP.
MAE is owned by MCI. There are MAE's in the East, West, Central US as well as Los Angeles, Paris, and Frankfurt. MAE East covers Vienna, VA, Reston, VA, Ashburn, VA and NY, NY and offers Frame Relay and ATM services. MAE west is in' San Jose CA and offers Frame Relay and ATM services. MAE Central covers Dallas, TX Westmont, IL and Atlanta, GA and also offers Frame Relay and ATM Services. MAE Los Angeles, Paris and Frankfurt are located in there respective areas and offer only LAN service.
RFC1149 is called Avian IP and outlines packet switching using carrier pigeons. Originally meant as an April Fool's joke but it was actually implemented on April 28th, 2001 in Norway an the first ping packet was received in 6165 seconds.
Be sure to use exactly hw1@cs176a for this assignment. However the last argument is the name of the file containing your homework answers and can be any name you choose.
This assignment should be turned in a suitable format. Suitable formats include HTML, PostScript, PDF and plain text. Unfortunately, Microsoft Word documents are not suitable, they are too prone to viruses. However, that does not preclude you from using Microsoft Word to type out your answers. Simply save the Word document as an HTML file or a PostScript file if you know how. If you have any questions on a format ask the TA's.
Note: See the syllabus for the late turn-in policy. (No late assignments will be accepted.)