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Introduction to Network Simulator NS2

Issariyakul, Teerawat, Hossain, Ekram

X, 400 p. 74 illus.

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  • Provides a guideline on how to set-up, use, and extend NS2
  • Presents a layered approach to introduce communication networking protocols and their simulation using NS2
  • Includes a large number of examples (e.g., codes) on simulation using NS2
  • Contains supplementary material (e.g., simulation exercises) for classes and laboratories on telecommunications networking

Introduction to Network Simulator NS2 is a primer providing materials for NS2 beginners, whether students, professors, or researchers for understanding the architecture of Network Simulator 2 (NS2) and for incorporating simulation modules into NS2. The authors discuss the simulation architecture and the key components of NS2 including simulation-related objects, network objects, packet-related objects, and helper objects.

The NS2 modules included within are nodes, links, SimpleLink objects, packets, agents, and applications. Further, the book covers three helper modules: timers, random number generators, and error models. Also included are chapters on summary of debugging, variable and packet tracing, result compilation, and examples for extending NS2. Two appendices provide the details of scripting language Tcl, OTcl and AWK, as well object oriented programming used extensively in NS2.

Introduction to Network Simulator NS2 can be used by researchers, professionals or graduate students studying telecommunication networks.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Host - communication - computer network - configuration - information - installatioin - programming - router - simulation

Related subjects » Communication Networks - Electronics & Electrical Engineering - Signals & Communication - Theoretical Computer Science

Table of contents 

Simulation of Computer Networks.- to Network Simulator 2 (NS2).- Linkage Between OTcl and C++ in NS2.- Implementation of Discrete-Event Simulation in NS2.- Network Objects: Creation, Configuration, and Packet Forwarding.- Nodes as Routers or Computer Hosts.- Link and Buffer Management.- Packets, Packet Headers, and Header Format.- Transport Control Protocols Part 1 – An Overview.- Transport Control Protocols Part 2 – Transmission Control Protocol (TCP).- Application: User Demand Indicator.- Related Helper Classes.- Processing an NS2 Simulation: Debugging, Tracing, and Result Compilation.- Developing New Modules for NS2.

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