NSOC2022Ping

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Project Overview

  • Project Name: Ping and Ping6 Enhancements in ns-3
  • Student: Chandrakant Jena
  • Mentors: Tommaso Pecorella, Tom Henderson
  • Project Goals: Create a new Ping application for ns-3, to replace the existing v4Ping and Ping6.
    • The two applications "V4Ping" and "Ping6" do their respective jobs, but they have some main issues:
      • They have different parameters
      • There is a lot of code duplication
      • They have an output that is not consistent with the one you get in Linux
  • Repository: https://gitlab.com/tommypec/ns-3-dev-new-ping (branch 'nsoc-22')
  • About Me: I am currently a BCA Student (Bachelor's of Computer Application) at Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, India. I am interested in Computer Networking and Problem-solving. I have a huge interest in Opensource software development, I was excited to open source in my 6th Grade when I first used the vlc media player. I started open source by participating in GCI, I contributed to CCEXTRACTOR but due to some academic commitments I was not able to complete it. I have developed several projects during my academics (Linked In) and Finally got a chance to develop some projects of my interest i.e Computer Networking. I Joined Ns-3 in September 2021 because I developed some interest in computer Networking and always wanted to get some practical experience, Thanks to Ns-3. Apart from this, I am a sports lover, I used to play cricket and football which later refreshes my mind and help me to concentrate on my work.

Milestones and Deliverables

Weekly Reports

Week 1

Duration: June 13 - June 19

  • Learned about the original Linux Ping Application working.
  • visualized the attributes present in Linux Ping Application and relate to that of Ns-3 Ping Application.
  • Discussed approach plans with mentors, attributes to be added, Functionality, and Expected output for the New Ping application.

Week 2 (Taken Leave)

Duration: June 20 - July 5

  • I have Taken leave because of my Entrance Examination on 5 July. Does not contribute much to the project.

Week 3

Duration July 6 - July 11

  • Added initial code to bring support for IPv4 in the Ping Application commit.
  • Discussed with mentors to develop the Ping example.

Week 4

Duration July 12 - July 17

  • Developed Ping example but it had some issues while building the topology.
  • Learned to use Ns-3 Debugger to debug source code.

Week 5

Duration July 18 - July 23

  • Ping-example have been developed successfully.
  • Developed count feature for the new ping application.

Week 6

Duration July 24 - July 29

  • Discussed plans and approach for adding the Interface Address feature.
  • Didn't add much code due to my semester exam.

Week 7

Duration July 30 - August 4

  • Added two new features Interface_address and destination address to the new Ping Application.
  • Destination feature had some bugs and I fixed them.
  • Added Count test case for IPv4 and IPv6.

Week 8

Duration August 5 - August 10

  • Enable IPv6 in Ping.
  • Improved IPv6 testcase and finish initial IPv6 implementation and test.
  • Add Testcase for Count, interpacket-interval and size.