Netkit project has been conceived for doing networking experiments at low cost. Several fully fledged routers, switches, and computers can be easily "created" and interconnected on a single pc.
Such networking equipments are virtual but can be operated with many of the features of the real ones.
Netkit exploits open source software (mostly licensed under GPL) and is heavily based on User Mode Linux (UML). The purpose of our efforts is to solve many of the difficulties and technicalities that a user could have in using UML for networking. Namely, we offer to the users an easy to use and to install package.