5th UCB/LBNL Network Simulator (NS): June 1999 Tutorial

Tutorial: Internet Simulations with the NS simulator

Organization: the VINT Project.

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Time: Monday, June 14, 1999, 9AM-5PM PDT

Place: University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720

Cost: $35 to cover food and copying charges (for a set of the slides).

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The goal of the VINT project, a collaborative project between USC/ISI, LBL/UC Berkeley, and Xerox PARC, is to extend the ns simulator so that network researchers can study the complex interactions between network protocols (e.g., unicast routing, multicast routing, TCP, reliable multicast, integrated services, etc.) in complex topologies and with a rich set of traffic generators.

This workshop is intended for anyone who would like to use ns more actively, or extend its functionality. We will discuss the primary components of the simulator (the scheduler, connection oriented and connectionless protocols, trace support, routing, topology generation, multicast support, and queue management), and discuss various issues in adding new routing or transport protocols, scheduling algorithms, link layers, applications, or visualization tools to ns.

The workshop is intended to largely repeat the tutorial information we have presented at SIGCOMM '97 and the previous workshops/tutorials at ISI and in Washington, DC. The format and content will be very similar to the previous workshop, with updates based on functionality added to the ns simulator recently (including new mobility support).

Outline: Click here for an approximate outline describing what will be covered in the workshop.

Slides from the first (Sep, 1997) workshop at SIGCOMM, conducted by Kevin Fall and Kannan Varadhan (now at Lucent Research):

VINT/ns documentation of the ns simulator: Copies of the full documentation set will not be distributed at the workshop. However, they are available in postscript format on the web here.

ns ns-users@isi.edu