The cnet network simulator (v3.2.4)
cnet enables development of and experimentation with a variety of data-link layer, network layer, and transport layer networking protocols in networks consisting of any combination of wide-area-networking (WAN), local-area-networking (LAN), or wireless-local-area-networking (WLAN) links.
cnet runs on a variety of Linux and UNIX platforms,
and on Apple's Mac OS-X 10.4 onwards
(Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion).
Further information available from here:
Using cnet in education
cnet has been specifically developed for, and is used in, undergraduate computer networking courses taken by thousands of students worldwide since 1991. At The University of Western Australia, cnet is used primarily in Chris McDonald's undergraduate unit Computer Networks (CITS3230).
If you decide to use cnet in the teaching of an undergraduate course, or need some more info on how to, please let me know. I'd like to keep a record of sites using cnet and the types of examples and projects being attempted. I'll also be able to keep you informed of updates.
Please appreciate that there are thousands of students worldwide using cnet. I am unable to respond to individual questions about cnet, unless they are from students enrolled in a course that I'm presenting. In particular, I will not answer homework or assignment questions. Please ask your professor or instructor.
The following people have generously offered suggestions, pieces of code, and acted as testers, as cnet has developed over the years. A big thanks to them all:
Dr Greg Baur (University of Western Kentucky), Prof. Bruce Elenbogen (University Michigan-Dearborn), Mark Davies (University of Wellington, New Zealand), Dr Rowan Davies (UWA), Amer Filipovic (UWA), Prof. John Hine (University of Wellington, New Zealand), Dr Chris Johnson (The Australian National University), Dr David Laverell (Calvin College, Michigan), A/Prof. Phil MacKenzie (Boise State University, Idaho), Prof. Jeff Ondich (Carleton College, Minnesota), Asad Pirzada (UWA), Dr Chris Pudney (UWA), Dr Mike Robins (UWA), Dr Michael Rogers (Tennessee Technological University), Dean Scarff (UWA), Prof. James Wilkinson (College of Charleston, South Carolina), and my over 2100 undergraduate students at The University of Western Australia and Dartmouth College who have always been able to find the last bug.
Thanks to Jordan Hubbard <firstname.lastname@example.org> and
Michael Haro <email@example.com> for making the FreeBSD
cnet v3.2.4, written by Chris McDonald, firstname.lastname@example.org
Last modified: Thu May 23 18:20PM 2013