34.2 Commands at a glance

The following commands are used to setup UDP agents in simulation scripts:

set udp0 [new Agent/UDP]
This creates an instance of the UDP agent.

$ns_ attach-agent node agent
This is a common command used to attach any <agent> to a given <node>.

$traffic-gen attach-agent agent
This a class Application/Traffic/<traffictype> method which connects the traffic generator to the given <agent>. For example, if we want to setup a CBR traffic flow for the udp agent, udp1, we given the following commands
set cbr1 [new Application/Traffic/CBR]
\$cbr1 attach-agent \$udp1

$ns_ connect src-agent dst-agent
This command sets up an end-to-end connection between two agents (at the transport layer).

\$udp set packetSize\_ \<pktsize\>
\$udp set dst\_addr\_ \<address\>
\$udp set dst\_port\_ \<portnum\>
\$udp set class\_ \<class-type\>
\$udp set ttl\_ \<time-to-live\>
..... etc

The above are different parameter values that may be set as shown above for udp agents. The default values can be found in ns/tcl/lib/ns-default.tcl.

For a typical example of setting up an UDP agent used in a simulation, see the above section 34.1.

Tom Henderson 2011-11-05