Comer has created courses on computer networks, theInternet, TCP/IP protocols, and operating systems for avariety of audiences, including in-depth courses forengineers and less technical courses for others; hecontinues to teach at various industries and networkingconferences around the world. In addition, Comer consultsfor private industry on the design of networks andnetworking equipment.
Professor Comer is well-known for his series of groundbreaking textbooks on computer networks, the Internet,computer operating systems, and computer architecture. Hisbooks have been translated into sixteen languages, and arewidely used in both industry and academia. Comer'sthree-volume series Internetworking With TCP/IP isoften cited as an authoritative reference for the Internetprotocols. More significantly, Comer's texts have been usedby fifteen of the top sixteen Computer Science Departmentslisted in the U.S. News and World Report ranking.
Dr. Douglas Comer is a Distinguished Professor at Purdue University in the departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has created and enjoys teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on computer networks and Internets, operating systems, computer architecture, and computer software. One of the researchers who contributed to the Internet as it was being formed in the late 1970s and 1980s, he has served as a member of the Internet Architecture Board, the group responsible for guiding the Internet's development. Prof. Comer is an internationally recognized expert on computer networking, the TCP/IP protocols, and the Internet, who presents lectures to a wide range of audiences. In addition to research articles, he has written a series of textbooks that describe the technical details of the Internet. Prof. Comer's books have been translated into many languages, and are used in industry as well as computer science, engineering, and business departments around the world. Prof. Comer joined the Internet project in the late 1970s, and has had a high-speed Internet connection to his home since 1981. He wrote this book as a response to everyone who has asked him for an explanation of the Internet that is both technically correct and easily understood by anyone. An Internet enthusiast, Comer displays INTRNET on the license plate of his car.
This course is anintroduction to the implementation and design of computernetworks. The goal of this course is learn the standard protocols ofmodern networks and to learn how to interact with networks throughstandard programming practices. We will cover the entire networkstack: from physical and link layer properties; (inter-) network andtransport protocols; application and socket programming; and networksecurity. The programming assignments in this course will be a mix ofC and Python programming.
Douglas Earl Comer is a professor of computer science at Purdue University, where he teaches courses on operating systems and computer networks. He has written numerous research papers and textbooks, and currently heads several networking research projects. He has been involved in TCP/IP and internetworking since the late 1970s, and is an internationally recognized authority. He designed and implemented X25NET and Cypress networks, and the Xinu operating system. He is director of the Internetworking Research Group at Purdue, editor of Software - Practice and Experience, and a former member of the Internet Architecture Board. Comer completed the original version of Xinu (and wrote correspondent book The Xinu Approach) in 1979. Since then, Xinu has been expanded and ported to a wide variety of platforms, including: IBM PC, Macintosh, Digital Equipment Corporation VAX and DECstation 3100, Sun Microsystems Sun-2, Sun-3 and SPARCstations, and Intel Pentium. It has been used as the basis for many research projects. Furthermore, Xinu has been used as an embedded system in products by companies such as Motorola, Mitsubishi, Hewlett-Packard, and Lexmark.
Comer is well known for his series of ground breaking textbooks on computer networks, the Internet, computer operating systems, and computer architecture. His books have been translated into sixteen languages, and are widely used in both industry and academia. Comer's three-volume series Internetworking With TCP/IP is often cited as an authoritative reference for the Internet protocols. 153554b96e