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Virtual InterNetwork Testbed: Status and Research Agenda
Sandeep Bajaj et al
USC/Information Sciences Institute

Citation

Sandeep Bajaj et al. Virtual InterNetwork Testbed: Status and Research Agenda. Technical Report 98-678. University of Southern California Computer Science Department. [PDF] [alt PDF]

Abstract

Simulation is an important tool in network protocol development, providing an effective way to perform controlled experiments, consider alternative designs, understand protocol interactions, and examine scales and topologies that are difficult to create in the laboratory. However, the scale and heterogeneity of today’s networks create challenges for network simulation. In particular, configuring simulation inputs, properly modelling the myriad of interacting protocols, and processing and visualizing simulation output is becoming increasing difficult. The VINT project is developing a set of tools centered around ns simulator and nam network animator to meet these challenges. This paper describes the current status and future directions of this ongoing work.

Bibtex Citation

@techreport{Bajaj98a,
  author = {Bajaj, Sandeep and Breslau, Lee and Estrin, Deborah and Fall, Kevin and Floyd, Sally and Haldar, Padma and Handley, Mark and Helmy, Ahmed and Heidemann, John and Huang, Polly and Kumar, Satish and McCanne, Steven and Rejaie, Reza and Sharma, Puneet and Shenker, Scott and Varadhan, Kannan and Yu, Haobo and Xu, Ya and Zappala, Daniel},
  title = {Virtual InterNetwork Testbed: Status and Research Agenda},
  institution = {University of Southern California Computer Science Department},
  year = {1998},
  number = {98-678},
  month = jul,
  sortdate = {1998-07-01},
  jsubject = {omitted},
  project = {ant, vint},
  note = {This paper is superseded by the papers [Bajaj99a] and [Estrin99d]},
  location = {johnh: folder: vint},
  keywords = {network simulation, visualization, ns, nam, multicast, tcp, routing},
  url = {http://www.isi.edu/%7ejohnh/PAPERS/Bajaj98a.html},
  psurl = {http://www.isi.edu/%7ejohnh/PAPERS/Bajaj98a.ps.gz},
  pdfurl = {http://www.isi.edu/%7ejohnh/PAPERS/Bajaj98a.pdf},
  copyrightholder = {author},
  myorganization = {USC/Information Sciences Institute}
}
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