General information about ns needed
Tue, 17 Aug 1999 15:19:11 -0700
On Mon, 16 Aug 1999 18:56:52 CDT, "Tim Brown" wrote:
>I need some general questions about ns answered. Specifically:
>1. How suitable is ns for a business (i.e. non-R&D facility) to use for
>network modeling and simulation in terms of man-hours, support, etc.
>2. Does ns answer questions about QoS on IP networks, specifically RRR,
>MPLS, WRED, DRR?
You can get the best answer to these questions by downloading
ns-allinone and looking at it and it's documentation. If you're
really concerned about the potential costs or risks of using ns, you
should evaluate them directly.
A more specific answer to your first question: Ns is free, research
software. There is no toll-free tech support phone number. To use ns
requires programming. Lots of grad students dive right in and do good
things, but some hit a rock and then can't swim around it.
Ns *is* in wide use in the research and commercial networking
community, including some non-R&D businesses. YMMV.