EstiNet Network Simulator and Emulator
EstiNet network simulator and emulator originates from NCTUns. NCTUns had been used for network-related research and publication from 2002 to 2011. It became a commercial software on 2011 and was renamed EstiNet. EstiNet's network simulation environment includes physical layer, media access control layer, network layer, transportation layer and application layer. In addition, EstiNet's user-friendly GUI provides users a convenient way to construct a simulated network and a visual display for simulation result observation and debugging.
Key Features and Benefits
Integrate Linux kernel’s protocol stacks
Linux kernel’s TCP/IP & UDP/IP protocol stacks are directly integrated in simulated networks to provide real layer-3 and layer-4 protocol behavior for network applications.
Compatible with real-world Linux network applications
A Linux-based network application program, that can be run up on a real Linux network device, can be directly run up on a simulated network device. Running real programs reflects real network applications’ behavior in simulated networks. This helps to develop and test applications’ functionalities in simulated networks. It also helps to use real network applications to test newly-invented or modified lower-layer protocols and mechanisms.
Interact with real-world network devices
When turning a simulator into an emulator, a simulated network/device can interact with a real-world network/device. An emulator builds a testing network field consisting of physical and virtual devices. The software functionalities of a physical device can be developed and tested in the testing field.
Wired Network Features
- Simulated Switch, Hub, Router and Host Devices
- IEEE 802.3 Protocol & Spanning Tree Protocol
- OSPF & RIP Routing Protocols
- FIFO, DRR, and RED Buffer Management Models
Wireless Network Features
- Simulated WiFi AP & WiFi STA Devices
- IEEE 802.11a/g/n Protocol with EDCA
- ADV, AODV, DSDV and DSR Routing Protocols
- Channel Models
- Traffic Flow Classification for QoS
Network Traffic Generators
- Linux-based Traffic Generators
- Greedy TCP/UDP Traffic
- Constant-bit-rate UDP Traffic
- Scenario Playback UDP Traffic
- User-defined Tx Pattern UDP Traffic
- EstiNet Module-based Traffic Generator
- User-defined Tx Pattern and Packet Format Traffic
- An emulator builds a testing network field consisting of physical and virtual network devices. These two types of device can interact with each other for testing purposes.
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Shue-Yuan Wang, Chih-Liang Chou, and Chun-Ming Yang, "EstiNet OpenFlow Network Simulator and Emulator," IEEE Communications Magazine (Volume: 51, Issue: 9), September 2013
Shie-Yuan Wang and Wen-Jhe Chang, "Benchmarking the Performance of XenDesktop Virtual DeskTop Infrastructure (VDI) Platform," The Fourteenth International Conference on Networks (ICN), 2015
G.Sandeep and G. Laksgmi Kanth, "BGP Routing Protocol: To Determine the Routing Paths Among Independent Systems in the Internet," International Journal of Research, In Advanced Engineering Technologies (Volume: 5, Issue: 2), Dec 2015
Yuxin Wan, Junwei Cao, Kang He, Huaying Zhang, Peng Yu, Senjing Yao, and Keqin Li, "Node Placement Analysis for Overlay Networks in IoT Applications," International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks Volume 2014 (2014)
Apporva Shukla, Prayag Varshney, Rohit Kumar, Shikha Mishra and Dr.Rakesh Kumar Jha, "A-Z installation Guideline for OpenFlow Simulation/Emulation Tool: EstiNet 8.1," International Conference on Recent Trends & Advancements in Engineering Technology (ICRTAET), 2015
Stojan Kitanov and Toni Janevski, "Modeling and Analyzing LTE Networks with EstiNet Network Simulator and Emulator," ICEST, June 2013
M. Kurmis, D. Dzemydiene, R. Didziokas and J. Trokss, "Modeling and Simulation of Cloud Computing Solution for Distributed Space Data Storage and Access In Mobile Communication Networks," Latvian Journal of Physics and Technical Sciences (LPTS), 2013
Monika, Sanjay Batish and Amardeep Dhiman, "Comparative Study of AODV, DSDV and DSR Routing Protocols in Vehicular Network Using EstiNet Simulator," International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research (Volume: 3, Issue: 6), June 2012