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A TCP/IP Network Emulator

A TCP/IP Network Emulator
A TCP/IP Network Emulator
In this paper a Linux based framework of a TCP/IP emulator is introduced. Several advantages can be noted. Firstly, the maintenance of large numbers of processors is unnecessary. Secondly, compared with simulators constructed with conceptual codes, our emulator framework makes it possible to test the interaction and behaviour of TCP/IP in real Linux network environments. Thirdly, the wired network is fully controlled by a single processor enabling us to separate TCP/IP behaviour over the wireless network, which helps distinguish performance functions that occur due to noisy wireless links. The framework was tested on two Linux processors over an IEEE802.11b wireless link. The simulations show that the complex topology of the heterogeneous network was "realistically" constructed.
TCP, Network Emulator
964-06-7203-3
659-664
Lien, Kai-Wen
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Reeve, JS
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Lien, Kai-Wen
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Reeve, JS
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Lien, Kai-Wen and Reeve, JS (2005) A TCP/IP Network Emulator At IST2005 International Symposium on Telecommunications, Iran, Islamic Republic of. , pp. 659-664.

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Abstract

In this paper a Linux based framework of a TCP/IP emulator is introduced. Several advantages can be noted. Firstly, the maintenance of large numbers of processors is unnecessary. Secondly, compared with simulators constructed with conceptual codes, our emulator framework makes it possible to test the interaction and behaviour of TCP/IP in real Linux network environments. Thirdly, the wired network is fully controlled by a single processor enabling us to separate TCP/IP behaviour over the wireless network, which helps distinguish performance functions that occur due to noisy wireless links. The framework was tested on two Linux processors over an IEEE802.11b wireless link. The simulations show that the complex topology of the heterogeneous network was "realistically" constructed.

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Published date: 2005
Additional Information: Event Dates: September 2005
Venue - Dates: IST2005 International Symposium on Telecommunications, Iran, Islamic Republic of, 2005-09-01
Keywords: TCP, Network Emulator
Organisations: EEE

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Local EPrints ID: 262272
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/262272
ISBN: 964-06-7203-3
PURE UUID: 8dc541c7-efc0-47b0-b3ed-af3d54311ee2

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Date deposited: 05 Apr 2006
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 08:53

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Author: Kai-Wen Lien
Author: JS Reeve

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