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ns-3 is a discrete-event network simulator for Internet systems, targeted primarily for research and educational use. ns-3 is free software, licensed under the GNU GPLv2 license, and is publicly available for research, development, and use.
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Most recent stable release:
•  Download ns-3.23 code
•  View documentation

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Most recent stable release
(currently ns-3.23)

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Building a great network simulator for research and education requires many contributions from the community. The NS-3 Consortium provides organizational and financial support to the open source project.