MobiWan: NS-2 extensions to study mobility in Wide-Area IPv6 Networks
This code has been developed by MOTOROLA Labs Paris in collaboration
with INRIA PLANETE Team.
It belongs to MOTOROLA and is publicly contributed to the
Code developed by Thierry Ernst
May 2002: new release (still based on ns-2.1b6)
Bugs have been corrected and installation process made easier.
MobiWan is a simulation tool based on NS (version ns-2.1b6) meant
to simulate Mobile IPv6 under large Wide-Area Networks (both
local-area mobility and global-area mobility). As such,
MobiWan comprises extensions to simulate Mobile IPv6, and extensions to
manipulate and configure large network topologies (TOPOMAN / TOPOGEN).
Both extensions can work independently one from the other.
MobiWan distribution comprises:
Documentation (slides, technical report, and README files for installation
Mobile IPv6, available, in two modes:
Local mobility (i.e. within an administrative domain, i.e. within
a bounded area)
Global mobility (crossing administrative domains, i.e. moving from
one side of the topology to another).
This is meant to support Hierarchical Mobile IPv6 (not included in
simple IPv6 extensions needed by Mobile IPv6
embedded extensions to allow simultaneous use of wireless features, mobility,
TOPOMAN: library to create, configure, and manipulate large
topologies in a very easy manner
TOPOGEN: translator from GT-ITM to NS-2 which output TOPOMAN procedure
Demonstration of both Mobile IPv6 and TOPOMAN
Mobiwan exclusively runs under ns-2.1b6
don't expect it to work with a later version of NS - it won't
a new version based on ns-2.1b9 is currently under investigation
For installation guidelines, see the README file in the distribution. It
is assumed you have been successful in installing Ns2.1b6 prior to installing
MobiWan. Get ns-2.1b6 from the NS-2
web site. It is also assumed you are already familiar with NS-2, then
installation should not be a problem. However, I will try to be helpful
as much as possible if you have trouble understanding the code (note the
code is documented within the source files), depending on my availability.
Don't expect NS validation to succeed after installing MobiWan. MobiWan
is not meant to pass the validation.
This his code comes with no guaranties and has bugs. Bugs reports are highly
welcome, together with patches. Feedback about the code itself is particularly
very much appreciated.
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Last Modified Thierry Ernst May, 2002.