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Assessment item 3 Network Design (Research) Value: 5% Due date: 30-Apr-2018 Return date: - Length: XXXXXXXXXXwords Submission method options Interact2 Discussion Board Task In this assessment, you are...

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Network Design (Research)
Value: 5%
Due date: 30-Apr-2018
Return date: -
Length:  XXXXXXXXXXwords
Submission method options
Interact2 Discussion Board
In this assessment, you are required to read Assessment 4 (Research Network Design) and research a range of options/methods that can be used for network designing in Assessment 4. Based on your research you are required to post your views on pros and cons of each available option for the completion of Assessment 4 and select an option that you will use to complete that assessment.
In your post you must also justify the reasons behind your selection. Your post will be marked on:
· Expressing your professional viewpoint on the topic.
· Justifying your viewpoint with valid and credible evidence.
You are also required to provide constructive comments on at least one other student's post. The final marks for this assessment will be provided along with Assessment 4.
Network Design (Implementation)
Value: 25%
Due date: 13-May-2018
Return date: 05-Jun-2018
Submission method options
Alternative submission method
This is a practical assessment and will enhance and test your practical skills related to the subject topic. You are required to set up a simple network using minimum three PCs and minimum two routers, or use simulation software to set up the same network.
To complete this assessment you are expected to refer to information beyond the text book. This assignment is open; in that you are free to choose the devices or software you use to complete the specified tasks. Students are expected to accomplish this task by utilising the necessary commands discussed in lectures and also described in the prescribed text book.
There are numerous web sites available that discuss Linux networking. You are expected to list your sources of information for the different tasks. When completing this project, you may encounter e
ors or experience difficulties getting your setup to work. If this occurs, your challenge is to analyse why they happen and report on how you solved the problems you encountered.
Additional information will be provided for technology options to use in creating this lab closer to the assessment due date.
Task 1 - Setting up a Network
You are required to set up a network consisting of PCs, routers and servers. You need to configure routing between routers (minimum two routers required). The routers will have multiple network interfaces. The PC (client) will be connected to one of the router's interfaces and other PCs (servers) will be connected to the second router's interface.
Client <--> Router <--> Router <--> Server(s)
Setup separate server for each application/service. Each side of the router will be in its own LAN (or WAN) segment and should have a different network address, use ONLY private IP address ranges to design this network.
Perform the following activities and support your workings with screenshots [10 marks]:
1. Configure the PC, Server and Router interfaces with appropriate network addressing;
2. Configure routing (IP packet forwarding) on the routers;
3. On the client ping the client's own network interface, then the local router gateway interface, then the remote router interface, then the server;
4. Use the traceroute command from the client to the server. Include results of the traceroute in your submission.
Task 2 - Configuring Network Services
Using the same network topology that you have setup in Task 1, perform the following additional activities [15 marks]:
1. DHCP: Configure DHCP on the server and show that the client PC has successfully received an IP Address and other network parameters (default router, netmask, DNS) using DHCP;
2. WEB Server: Configure a WEB server on dedicated machine, with URL as www.YOUR
3. DNS: Configure a DNS Server on the server device and demonstrate that forward and reverse DNS are working from the client PC; test DNS Server by
owsing www.YOUR from client PC, DNS must resolve this URL to IP address of WEB Serve
4. Firewall: Configure traffic filtering on the router to block TCP traffic only between one of the client PC and WEB Servers, and provide evidence of such traffic filtering.
A series of screen shots with commentary on each of the required tasks is to be submitted. The submission must include a comprehensive explanation of each task and all the commands used along with the output (or final result) in report format.
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Network setup and implementation under the simulation environment is taken with cisco packet tracer. It is networking simulation package for the simulating the connectivity and other various network services of the network devices and components.
It is require to first setup the basic network having routers and PCs and servers. After the setup of connection among the routers, PC to switches and routers, Server to switches and router the allocation of IP addresses are required to be taken with each of the device such as PCs, and Servers and Interfaces of the routers.
Once the Ip address allocation has been done then test of the connection to devices and network router interface and servers from the client PCs are required to be taken and finally the Traceroute result is obtained for route information from the PC to servers.
The network services are domain name resolution service. Dynamic Host Control Protocol service for automatic IP and other address assignment to the PCs, Web service to access the web resources with given URL and packet filtering service on router to block the TCP connection to one of the PC are performed.
1. Setting up a Network
The network setup with two routers, 3 client PCs, 3 dedicated servers and using two switches for two different networks under the cisco packet tracer is being taken for this laboratory work of networking. The network devices details those are taken to setup are as follows.
· Client Network Router – Cisco 2811 Series (for Client Network)
· Server Network Router – Cisco 2811 Series (For Server Network)
· Client Network Switch – Cisco 2960 Series (For Client PCs Connections)
· Server Network Switch – Cisco 2960 Series (For Servers Connections)
· Client PC0 – Client Network PC
· Client PC1 – Client Network PC
· Client PC2 – Client Network PC
The layout of the network in Cisco packet tracer is as per the connection of fastethernet interface and serial interface are as follows.
The details of the router interfaces are as follows.
· Client Network Router Interface
· Serial0/0/0 interface - Connects Server network Router Interface
· Fastethernet0/0 Interface – Connects Client Network Switch
· Server Network Router Interface
· Serial0/0/0 Interface – Connects Client Network Router Interface
· Fastethernet0/0 Interface – Connects Server Network Switch
There are three separate servers such as DNS, Web and DHCP servers are configured under the server network. Each router such as Client Network Router and Server Network Router has its own Local Area Network.
1. PCs, Server and Router Interfaces with appropriate addressing
An IP address is 32 bit network address. This 32 bit address comes under the IP Version 4 address. The IP Addressing to the PCs, Server and Router interfaces are taken with respect to private network addressing scheme. The details of two separate private IP Addresses for two different LANs of the above designed network are as follows.
· Client Network Address –
· Server Network Address –
The IP Addressing to Client Network PCs
IP version 4 address is required for each of the PC to be identified uniquely in the network. The IP Addressing to all 3 PCs of the client network are taken as follows.
IP Address Allocation to Client PC0
IP Address Allocation to Client PC1
IP Address Allocation to Client PC2
IP Address Allocation to Servers
A server provides application and other services such as domain name resolution services, dynamic host control protocol services, web services, and others to the clients in the network. The...

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