[e2e] New: FreeBSD TCP stack inside NS3 simulations

grenville armitage garmitage at swin.edu.au
Thu Sep 26 13:22:13 PDT 2013


Hopefully of interest to this list (and apologies in
advanced if you see this on multiple mailing lists).

I'm please to announce the v0.1 release of our NS-3/NSC
environment for doing network traffic simulations, using
the actual FreeBSD TCP stack inside the simulations.

The tool itself has been released as a VirtualBox virtual
machine (VM) appliance. This VM provides a FreeBSD 9-based
turn-key environment to experiment with the CAIA NS-3/NSC
modifications. Patched versions of the NS-3 and NSC code
are provided, along with ready-to-compile-and-run example
simulation code (multi-leaf dumbbell topology and incast
topology using FreeBSD 9's TCP stack in the simulated
end hosts). Simple scripts to produce initial plots of
simulation output are also provided as a starting point.

The VirtualBox ova can be found at http://caia.swin.edu.au/urp/incast/tools.html

Many more details can be found in the README at http://caia.swin.edu.au/urp/incast/tools/README.caia-freebsd9-amd64-caia-ns3-release-0.1.txt

This work is the culmination of significant effort by
Lawrence Stewart (lstewart at freebsd.org) as part of his PhD
work, and was supported in part by a gift from the Cisco
University Research Program Fund.

Professor Grenville Armitage
Director, Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures
Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

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