Simulation of typical LAN over NS-2
Ahmed A-G Helmy
Sat, 10 Jan 1998 08:12:14 -0800 (PST)
> Dear NS-USERS
> I am interested in simulating a typical LAN consisting of a number of
> stations, switches and Repeater Hubs over NS and I need all kind of
> help in this regard. I need to know to what extent NS can simulate a LAN?
> How close to reality are the results? How to generate appropriate input
> files? Sample Input files(tcl) would be a big help.
for lans in NS check out ns-2/tcl/lan dir,
currently there 2 kinds of lans there:
i) ns-mlink: this simulates a lan on the IP level, i.e. does not
model MAC layers, hubs, switches ... etc
ii) ns-lan and ns-mac: model data link protocols for media access
check out ns-lan.tcl and ns-mac.tcl,
for examples, they are under ns-2/tcl/ex/ , there's a test for the 2nd
type of lan in mac-test.tcl,
also you may want to consult with the ns documentation and man pages:
http://www-mash.CS.Berkeley.EDU/ns/ [there's a bullet for ducumentation]
> Any other information would be appreciated.
> Thank you all,