The central task of this project is to construct peer-to-peer filesystem. The project is divided into two phases: the first is to produce do some design work and some familiarisation with the Jva platform; the second is to implement the design. The system will be written in Java, and some support code will be provided in phase 2 to make the task more achievable in the time given.
The documents describing the two phases are:
This year the individual project is administered by Stuart Anderson.
Each phase contributes 50% to the final project mark. The assessment for the two phases is described in separate proforms that should accompany the submissions:
You can send specific queries to
soa. You can also
come to see me personally: my office is JCMB 1610, and I shall be available
during term time between 2 and 3pm on Tuesdays.
You should consult the newsgroup
eduni.dcs.cs3.ip frequently: all
course announcements will appear there. This is in addition to the standard
eduni.dcs.cs3 group, and is
specifically for questions and discussion about the project. Staff,
demonstrators and other students will all read and post to the group.
In an extended and substantial practical like this, it can be very helpful to air common queries and difficulties. Unfortunately, it is sometimes difficult to judge what amount of shared discussion is legitimate. We strongly encourage you to put all discussion of the practical on the newsgroup. As well as giving everyone a chance to comment and help you, this will also forestall any possible accusation of inappropriate collaboration.
Please take care to protect your own work from the inspection of others.
Source code is precious: use
chmod to protect files, and do
not show your code to anyone else.