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Reg. No.


M.E/ M.Tech. DEGREE EXAMINATION, JANUARY 2011. First Semester

Computer Science Engineering

(Common to Software Engineering and Information Technology) 241103 — COMPUTER NETWORKS AND MANAGEMENT (Regulation 2010)

PART A — (10 × 2 = 20 marks) 1. 2.

What is cut-through switch? How is it different from store-and-forward switch? Which protocol provides data link control for X.25? How does it assure reliability in transmission?

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There is congestion in the ATM network. How is it indicated? List the parameters associated with queuing model Compare credit based and rate based explicit congestion signaling approach. What are per-hop behaviors (PHB)? How does an individual router discriminates packet based on PHB?

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Draw the block diagram of DS traffic conditioner. What are the parameters defining a session in RTP? List the categories of services defined by ISA. How is QoS provided for a time application and how is it achieved specific to audio?


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Answer ALL questions.

Time : Three hours

Maximum : 100 marks

Question Paper Code :



customer arrive to use the machine once every 7 minutes. (8) (8) Explain the IEEE protocol architecture for Wireless LAN. Or (b) (i) Consider a bus LAN with a number of equally spaced stations with a data rate of 10 Mbps and a bus length of 1 km. If two station begin to transmit at exactly the same time. How long is the average time that a person might spend waiting and using the machine? What is the 90th percentile of the residence time? On a average how many persons are waiting to use the machine? (8) Explain the interaction of Queues in Data network. (a) (i) • • (ii) What happens to the receiving end if a single or multi bit error occurs in the payload of the cell transmission? How does the receiver reacts if the above error occurs in the header and it is in correction mode. What is committed information rate? How does it provide fairness? (6) (b) (i) 75 07 (ii) At an ATM machine in a supermarket. how long does it need to wait before it notices interference? (8) • (ii) 12. (5) (iii) Explain the different frame relay congestion control techniques. A sender sends a block of user data which gets corrupted on the way to receiver 07 20074 .PART B — (5 × 16 = 80 marks) 11. (8) The owner of a shop observes that on average 28 customers per hour arrive and there are typically 10 customers in the shop. • What is the mean time to send a frame of 1000 bits to another station. their packets will interfere with each other. What are the key issues related to congestion in such network? (8) 07 75 Suppose a receiver in ATM network is in detection mode. Justify aptly which among these services come under best effort and guaranteed service classification of the Internet. and on average. What is the average length of time each customer spends in the shop? (5) Differentiate single server with multi server queue. (a) (i) (ii) 75 Or 2 Explain the different service categories in ATM network. If each transmitting station monitors the bus during transmission. the average length of a transaction is 4 minutes. measured from the beginning of transmission to the end of reception? Assume a propagation speed of 200m/ µ s .

(8) What are resource management cells? Explain a ABR RM cell format. Explain how it avoids misunderstandings caused by a delayed packet. Assume flows A. (a) (i) (ii) (iii) A single video source transmits 30 frames per second.C. (8) 75 07 75 In fig 1.D are processed at one of the output of a routes. (8) (ii) Or (b) (i) Suggest possible improvements that can be given to TCP. (4) (ii) 14. 07 Fig. Specify the order of packet transmission. (10) 75 Explain sustainable cell rate algorithm? How does it differ from peak cell rate algorithm? (8) 07 (6) 20074 .D all given a weightage of 1. 1 3 Explain the Integrated Service Architecture implemented in router.C. using weighted fair queuing scheduler. the time it arrives its label are indicated in the fig 1. each containing 2M bits of data.B. based on the suggestion propose a TCP window flow control scheme that varies the window size in accordance to the congestion. (8) Compare elastic and inelastic traffic. For each packet. flow A.2. Propose a simple mathematical model that can be used to analyze the performance of your scheme.B. What size of delay buffer is required at the destination to eliminate jitter? (4) Or (b) (i) (ii) Describe the key element of controlled load service.13. (a) (i) Define the three way handshake of the TCP initialization protocol in detail using time outs. starting from A.1 and 2 respectively of the output capacity. The data experiences a delay jitter of 1s. The scheduler scans the flows.

———————— 75 07 75 4 07 20074 75 Explain soft Or 07 (10) state (8) (8) . (a) (i) (ii) Explain the different packet formats in RTCP? Explain how packets are forwarded in multi protocol label switching. (6) (b) (i) What is receiver initiated reservation? reservation with a neat diagram. (ii) Explain the different reservation styles in RSVP.15.