Computer Networks Lecture 1

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What is the main focus of the book 'Computer Networking: A Top Down Approach'?

Application Layer

Which part of the Internet deals with packet and circuit switching?

Link Layer

What is the Internet primarily considered as?

A network of networks

Which chapter of the book covers the introduction to computer networks and the Internet?

Chapter 1

What is the primary topic of the lecture agenda mentioned in the text?

Access Networks

What is the primary focus of the network edge according to the text?

Hosts

What is the Internet primarily considered as?

Wide Area Network (WAN)

Which of the following is NOT a network component according to the text?

Application software

What do we call any device connected to the network with a microprocessor?

End system

Which of the following is NOT mentioned as a type of communication link?

Radio spectrum and satellite

What measures the transmission rate of a link?

Megabits/second

What does a packet switch do when it receives a packet on one of its incoming communication links?

Forwards the packet on one of its outgoing communication links

What are routers typically used for?

Forwarding packets between different networks

What do end systems do when one has data to send to another?

Segment the data and add header bytes to each segment to create packets

Which device is used for forwarding packets between the same network?

Link-layer switch

What do we call any device connected to the network with a microprocessor?

End system

What is the primary focus of the network edge according to the text?

Computing devices or hosts

What measures the transmission rate of a link?

Bits/second

Which device is typically used for forwarding packets between different networks?

Router

What is the Internet primarily considered as?

Wide Area Network (WAN)

What is the primary focus of the network core according to the text?

Packet/circuit switching, Internet structure

Which layer of the Internet deals with ensuring data integrity, security, and privacy?

Application Layer

What is the primary function of routers in a network?

Forward packets between different networks

Which component of the network edge is responsible for connecting end systems to the first router in a network?

Access networks

What does the term 'network of networks' refer to in the context of the Internet?

Interconnected networks forming the Internet

This quiz covers the content of lecture 1 on computer networks, including topics such as introduction to computer networks and the Internet, application layer, transport layer, and network layer. The content is based on the book 'Computer Networking: A Top Down Approach' by Jim Kurose and Keith Ross.

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