The ns-3 Network Simulator

  • George F. Riley
  • Thomas R. Henderson


As networks of computing devices grow larger and more complex, the need for highly accurate and scalable network simulation technologies becomes critical. Despite the emergence of large-scale testbeds for network research, simulation still plays a vital role in terms of scalability (both in size and in experimental speed), reproducibility, rapid prototyping, and education. With simulation based studies, the approach can be studied in detail at varying scales, with varying data applications, varying field conditions, and will result in reproducible and analyzable results.


Application Programming Interface Network Simulator User Datagram Protocol Event Handler Code Snippet 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • George F. Riley
    • 1
  • Thomas R. Henderson
    • 2
  1. 1.Georgia Tech 
  2. 2.University of Washington, and Boeing Research & Technology 

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