Network Simulator (Ns) is a discrete event simulator targeted at networking research. Ns provides substantial support for simulation of TCP, routing, and multicast protocols over wired and wireless (local and satellite) networks.
Ns began as a variant of the REAL network simulator in 1989 and has evolved substantially over the past few years. In 1995 ns development was supported by DARPA through the VINT project at LBL, Xerox PARC, UCB, and USC/ISI.
Currently ns development is support through DARPA with SAMAN and through NSF with CONSER, both in collaboration with other researchers including ACIRI. Ns has always included substantal contributions from other researchers, including wireless code from the UCB Daedelus and CMU Monarch projects and Sun Microsystems.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· In the mobility module, a new MobilityModel::GetRelativeSpeed() method returns the relative speed of two objects.
· A new Ipv6AddressGenerator class has been added to generate sequential addresses from a provided base prefix and interfaceId. (It will also detect duplicate address assignments.) TcpHeader now recognizes ECE and CWR flags. Nagle's algorithm is now supported.
· Various bugfixes and other minor enhancements have been added.