CN |Gate-2018| Previous Year Questions| Set-3

Set-15 GATE-2006 CN

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1. Consider a long-lived TCP session with an end-to-end bandwidth of 1 Gbps (= 109  bits/second). The session starts with a sequence number of 1234. The minimum time (in seconds, rounded to the closest integer) before this sequence number can be used again is _________. [GATE – 2018]

a. 33
b. 34
c. 35
d. 36

Answer : b)

2. Match the following: [GATE – 2018]


P. UDP Header’s Port Number               
Q. Ethernet MAC Address                   
R. IPv6 Next Header                       
S. TCP Header’s Sequence Number          

Length in bits

I. 48
II. 8
III. 32
IV. 16

a. P-III, Q-IV, R-II, S-I
b. P-II, Q-I, R-IV, S-III
c. P-IV, Q-I, R-II, S-III
d. P-IV, Q-I, R-III, S-II

Answer : c)
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3. Consider the following statements regarding the slow start phase of the TCP congestion control algorithm. Note that cwnd stands for the TCP congestion window and MSS denotes the Maximum Segment Size.

(i) The cwnd increase by 2 MSS on every successful acknowledgement.
(ii) The cwnd approximately doubles on every successful acknowledgedment.
(iii) The cwnd increase by 1 MSS every round trip time.
(iv) The cwnd approximately doubles every round trip time.

Which one of the following is correct? [GATE – 2018]

a. Only (ii) and (iii) are true
b. Only (i) and (iii) are true
c. Only (i) and (iv) are true
d. Only (iv) is true

Answer : d)
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4. Consider a simple communication system where multiple nodes are connected by a shared broadcast medium (like Ethernet or wireless). The nodes in the system use the following carrier-sense based medium access protocol. A node that receives a packet to transmit will carrier-sense the medium for 5 units of time. If the node does not detect any other transmission in this duration, it starts transmitting its packet in the next time unit. If the node detects another transmission, it waits until this other transmission finishes, and then begins to carrier-sense for 5 time units again. Once they start to transmit, nodes do not perform any collision detection and continue transmission even if a collision occurs. All transmissions last for 20 units of time. Assume that the transmission signal travels at the speed of 10 meters per unit time in the medium.

Assume that the system has two nodes P and Q, located at a distance d meters from each other. P starts transmitting a packet at time t=0 after successfully completing its carrier-sense phase. Node Q has a packet to transmit at time t=0 and begins to carrier-sense the medium.

The maximum distance d (in meters, rounded to the closest integer) that allows Q to successfully avoid a collision between its proposed transmission and P’s ongoing transmission is ___________. [GATE – 2018]

a. 50
b. 51
c. 52
d. 53

Answer :  a)

5. Consider an IP packet with a length of 4,500 bytes that includes a 20-byte IPv4 header and a 40-byte TCP header. The packet is forwarded to an IPv4 router that supports a Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) of 600 bytes. Assume that the length of the IP header in all the outgoing fragments of this packet is 20 bytes. Assume that the fragmentation offset value stored in the first fragment is 0.

The fragmentation offset value stored in the third fragment is __________. [GATE – 2018]

a. 144
b. 145
c. 146
d. 147

Answer : a)


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