The Undergraduate Training on Simulating IP Networks Using Network Simulator NS2

Conference: ISTET 2009 - VXV International Symposium on Theoretical Engineering
06/22/2009 - 06/24/2009 at Lübeck, Germany

Proceedings: ISTET 2009

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Acimovic-Raspopovic, Vladanka; Stojanovic, Mirjana (University of Belgrade)
Teodorovic, Jelena (Institute for Educational Research)

This paper presents the results of experimental undergraduate training on simulating IP (Internet Protocol) based networks, using Network Simulator version 2 (NS2) and its associated tools for simulation animation and analysis. An important objective of the training was to explore whether simulating IP networks should be introduced as a regular course in undergraduate studies curriculum. The main contributions of the paper are: introduction of an innovative methodology for teaching simulation of IP networks to undergraduates, a dynamically created outcome of more than 200 scripts for programming the NS2, and presentation of the experiences in education with the simulator NS2.