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Code No: R05310504 Set No. 1


III B.Tech I Semester Regular Examinations, November 2008
COMPUTER NETWORKS
( Common to Computer Science & Engineering and Information
Technology)
Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE Questions
All Questions carry equal marks
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1. (a) Discuss the classification of Networks according to their size?


(b) Discuss the various design issues related to the layers in ISO-OSI model?
[10+6]

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2. (a) Discuss circuit switching and packet switching methods. Also discuss their
merits and demerits.

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(b) Differentiate between the following:
i. bit rate and baud rate
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ii. single mode fiber and multi mode fiber. [12+4]
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3. (a) Mention the different protocols used in data link layer. Explain the operation
of HDLC protocol?
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(b) What is framing? Discuss various framing techniques? [8+8]


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4. What is a token? Discuss the protocol of token ring LAN in general. Discuss with
example how priority is implemented in a token ring LAN? [16]
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5. (a) Explain Dijkstra’s shortest path algorithm.


(b) Consider graph given figure 5b. Compute the shortest path from A to D. [8+8]
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Figure 5b
6. Explain routing for mobile hosts. [16]
7. (a) Suggest modifications to TCP to make it suitable for short data transfers.
(b) UDP provides only connectionless service. For applications which use UDP
how you provide reliability. [10+6]
8. DNS uses databases. Database can be centralized or distributed. What are the
pros and cons of centralized and distributed data base approaches? What type of
database DNS actually uses? [16]

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Code No: R05310504 Set No. 2


III B.Tech I Semester Regular Examinations, November 2008
COMPUTER NETWORKS
( Common to Computer Science & Engineering and Information
Technology)
Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE Questions
All Questions carry equal marks
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1. (a) Compare and contrast OSI reference model and TCP/IP reference model.
(b) With the help of appropriate examples explain various types of connection
oriented and connection less services. [8+8]

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2. (a) Explain about ISDN architecture?

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(b) Differentiate between optical fiber and coax? [10+6]

3. (a) Draw the phase diagram for bringing a line up and down using PPP?
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(b) Discuss about a simplex stop-and-wait protocol? What are its merits and
demerits? [8+8]
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4. (a) Discuss about fast Ethernet cabling?


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(b) Explain various token bus control frames? [8+8]


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5. (a) How hierarchical routing reduces the size of routing table.


(b) What is reverse path forwarding? How it helps in broadcasting.
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(c) What are the services provided by network layer to transport layer. [6+6+4]
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6. (a) How leaky bucket algorithm helps in traffic shaping?


(b) Explain the working of token bucket algorithm. [8+8]
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7. (a) Explain the transport service primitives.


(b) Imagine that a two-way handshake rather than a three-way handshake were
used to set up connections. In other words, the third message was not required.
Are deadlocks now possible? Give an example or show that none exit. [8+8]

8. (a) What is the functionality that is supported by any e mail system?


(b) What is the difference in playing Audio and Video in streaming mode and
download mode? [8+8]

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Code No: R05310504 Set No. 3


III B.Tech I Semester Regular Examinations, November 2008
COMPUTER NETWORKS
( Common to Computer Science & Engineering and Information
Technology)
Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE Questions
All Questions carry equal marks
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1. (a) Make a technical comparison between OSI & TCP/IP reference model.
(b) “Novell Netware looks more like TCP/IP than like OSI”. Justify. [8+8]

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2. (a) Write a brief notes on:
i. Radio transmission

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ii. Microwave transmission. [8+8]
(b) Discuss about Narrow band ISDN?
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3. (a) What is the checksummed frame transmitted if the message is 1101011011 and
the generator polynomial is x4 + x + 1 using CRC.
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(b) Give the detailed description of HDLC frame format? [8+8]
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4. Write short notes on:


(a) Ethernet
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(b) Wireless LAN


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(c) Source routing bridge


(d) Remote bridges. [4×4=16]
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5. Consider request- reply type of service. Client requests and Server replies. Assume
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large number of clients. In this context which one is preferred, Connection oriented
service or Connection less service and why. Server can be state less of stateful
server. Which one is preferred in the above context. Justify your selection. [16]
6. (a) Define congestion. What are the reasons for congestion?
(b) How congestion control is different from flow control? [10+6]
7. (a) Explain the protocol scenarios for releasing a connection.
(b) What is the relation between NSAP & TSAP? [12+4]
8. (a) Why DNS uses distributed data bases?
(b) How do you make web pages dynamic?
(c) What is the functionality that is supported by user agent? [5+6+5]

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Code No: R05310504 Set No. 4


III B.Tech I Semester Regular Examinations, November 2008
COMPUTER NETWORKS
( Common to Computer Science & Engineering and Information
Technology)
Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE Questions
All Questions carry equal marks
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1. (a) Distinguish among LAN,MAN,WAN and Internet.


(b) What are the two protocols that are defined at the transport layer of the
TCP/IP reference model? Mention their applications? [12+4]

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2. (a) Discuss about transmission in ATM Networks?
(b) Discuss the importance of electromagnetic spectrum in communication? [8+8]
3. Write short notes on the following:
(a) Stop-and wait protocol .co
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(b) LCP packets types
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(c) ATM cell reception. [4+6+6]
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4. (a) What is pure ALOHA and slotted ALOHA? Mention the advantages of slotted
ALOHA?
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(b) A seven-story office building has 15 adjacent offices per floor. Each office
contains a wall socket for a terminal in the front wall, so the sockets from a
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rectangular grid in the vertical plane, with a separation of 4 m between sockets,


both horizontally and vertically. Assuming that it is feasible to run a straight
cable between any pair of sockets, horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, how
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many meters of cable are needed to connect all sockets using


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i. a star configuration with a single router in middle?


ii. an 802.3 LAN?
iii. a ring network (without a wire center)? [6+10]
5. A centralized router can compute all the routes and distribute them to all other
routers. What are the disadvantages of this approach. How distributed routing is
better than the centralized approach. Explain. [16]
6. What are the steps involved in congestion control? Explain. [16]
7. (a) Explain the protocol scenarios for establishing a connection using three way
handshake.
(b) Why abrupt connection release results in data loss? [12+4]
8. What is DNS? What is its use? How DNS works? [16]

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