All News & Events

Thursday, March 22, 2018

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.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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, ns-developers@isi.edu, and to review our wiki. Students will have until March 27 to develop a project proposal and submit it to Google.

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Workshop on ns-3 (WNS3) is a one and one-half day workshop to be held on June 13-14, 2018, hosted by the National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK) Surathkal, Mangalore, India. The objective of the workshop is to gather ns-3 users and developers, together with networking simulation practitioners and users, and developers of other network simulation tools, to discuss the ns-3 simulator and related activities. The Call for Papers is published on a separate page, and an annual meeting flyer is available.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

ns-3.27 was released on 12 October 2017 and features the following significant changes.

  • Carrier Aggregation support was added to the LTE module.
  • Native TCP models have been extended to include SACK and LEDBAT models.
  • The Wi-Fi module was extended for partial 802.11ax High Efficiency (HE) support, and a new Robust Rate Adaptation Algorithm (RRPAA) rate control has been added.
  • The traffic-control module has been reworked, with new support for gathering detailed statistics about the operations of a queue disc, a new multi-queue aware queue disc modelled after the mq qdisc in Linux, and the ability to explicitly trace queue sojourn time.

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