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ns-3.28.1 released

Thursday, August 16, 2018 @ 04:08 AM  posted by tomh

A minor release of ns-3.28, numbered ns-3.28.1 was posted on August 16, 2018, mainly to address some build issues with Fedora 28. The API scanning process has also been further automated. The release is available here.


Annual meeting wrapup

Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 02:06 PM  posted by tomh

Over 60 authors, students, and ns-3 maintainers met at NITK Surathkal from June 11-15 for the 10th annual Workshop on ns-3, training sessions, and a brief educational workshop hosted by the workshop general chair, Mohit Tahiliani. The meeting is organized by the ns-3 Consortium, which held its annual plenary meeting on June 14. The Workshop on ns-3 featured eleven paper presentations on Wednesday, from which Amina Sljivo accepted the award for best paper regarding the extension of the ns-3 802.11ah module, and nine poster and demo presentations the following morning. Prof. Bhaskaran Raman, IIT Bombay, opened the workshop with a keynote on “Smart Classrooms: Technology-Aids for Effective Teaching and Learning.” The meeting later toured the Center for System Design (CSD) at NITK Surathkal courtesy of Prof. K. V. Gangadharan, and representatives from Arista Networks and Criterion Networks presented talks. Next year’s annual meeting is planned for June 2019 in Florence, Italy.


ns-3.28 released

Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 11:03 AM  posted by tomh

ns-3.28 was released on 22 March 2018 and features the following additions.

  • IPv6 support for LTE: LTE UEs can now use IPv6 to send and receive traffic.
  • TCP Pacing and TCP Low Priority (LP): Added TCP-LP congestion control, and added the core features of TCP Pacing.
  • IP support for UAN: The UAN module now supports an IP stack, and added some examples for running raw, IPv4, IPv6, and 6LoWPAN over UAN.
  • Extended addressing for LR-WPAN: Extended addressing mode is now supported.
  • FIFO and TBF queue discs: Added a FIFO and Token Bucket Filter queue disc for the traffic control module.

Finally, the release includes numerous bug fixes and small improvements, listed in the RELEASE_NOTES.


Google Summer of Code 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 09:02 PM  posted by tomh

ns-3 is excited to have been selected to the 2018 edition of Google Summer of Code. This program is a great opportunity for students to learn a bit about software engineering and open source projects, and for our project community to grow. Interested students are encouraged to interact with the project through the main project mailing list,, and to review our wiki. Students will have until March 27 to develop a project proposal and submit it to Google.