[Battlemesh] ns-3 - Network Simulator

Henning Rogge hrogge at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 10:32:27 CET 2015

On Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 10:15 AM, leonardo <mail at leonardo.ma> wrote:
> On Sun, 2015-11-15 at 10:23 +0200, Jonathan Morton wrote:
>> Ns-3 and its predecessor ns-2 are pretty well known in the network
>> research community.
> Yes,
> and as far as I know, its main limitation is that you have to write
> code specifically for NS-3, which you can not re-use in real world. In
> our university (Trento) we use mininet, which is ok if you're
> developing things >= layer 3. There are some ideas to mix it with NS3
> channel model [1], but we're not in it still.

You can use NS-3 (and NS-2) in an "emulation mode" connecting to real
network sockets or virtual interfaces, but it is a little bit slow in
this mode (expect high delay for your traffic) and it doesn't scale as
well anymore.

Henning Rogge

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