Network Simulator

ns-3 is a discrete-event network simulator for Internet systems, targeted primarily for research and educational use. ns-3 is free, open-source software, licensed under the GNU GPLv2 license, and maintained by a worldwide community.

Recent News (Older)

  • DCE 1.11 released

    Release 1.11 of Direct Code Execution (DCE) has been published. This is the last maintenance release for the Ubuntu 16.04 distribution; the next release 1.12 will provide Ubuntu 20.04 compatibility. Roadmap

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  • ns-3 GSoC program concludes

    Three students successfully completed Google Summer of Code with the ns-3 project:

    • Parth Pratim Chatterjee, Direct Code Execution Modernization
    • Ameya Deshpande, IPv6 Nix-Vector Routing
    • Akshit Patel, Add logging support to Simulation Execution Manager (SEM)

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  • ns-3.34 released

    The ns-3.34 release is now available, featuring a significantly refactored and improved Wi-Fi MAC and PHY design, enabling both 802.11ax uplink and downlink OFDMA models and a multi-user OFDMA scheduler. ns-3.34 also contains a new phased array model, a new TCP congestion control model, and more. Find out more about ns-3.34 on its release page.

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Google Summer of Code

Three students completed ns-3 projects for the 2021 Google Summer of Code.
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