Network Simulators

Brandon Kim brandon.kim at brandontek.com
Mon Jan 17 09:23:33 CST 2011


James:

I've been resisting GNS3 for the longest time, because I like real equipment and to get my hands a little dirty.
But for the purpose of simulation, GNS3 helped me identify a BGP issue last week. If it weren't for GNS3,
I would not have been able to figure it out.

I will be using GNS3 in the future now for as much I can. Remember it is more router oriented than switch.

So you can't do any fancy L3 switching......



> Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 10:05:21 -0500
> From: james at freedomnet.co.nz
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: Network Simulators
> 
> So far GNS3 has won out so far. It seems to work on my Mac fairly well. 
> trying it out now.
> 
> On 17/01/11 9:37 AM, Carlos Martinez-Cagnazzo wrote:
> > I am currently researching virtual simulation environments for the
> > Networking courses that I teach. I am now interested in user-mode
> > linux emulators as they provide more real environments.
> >
> > The one that I am liking the most right now is this one:
> > http://wiki.netkit.org/index.php/Main_Page
> >
> > regards
> >
> > Carlos
> >
> > On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 12:20 PM, Arturo Servin<arturo.servin at gmail.com>  wrote:
> >> GNS3
> >> http://www.gns3.net/
> >>
> >>         This is another network simulator, mainly for academic research.
> >>
> >> NS-2
> >> http://www.isi.edu/nsnam/ns/
> >>
> >>         And you can always setup some virtual machines with DNSs, hosts and routers with open-source software.
> >>
> >> regards,
> >> -as
> >>
> >> On 17 Jan 2011, at 11:58, James Jones wrote:
> >>
> >>> Are there any good Network Simulators/Trainers out there that support IPv6? I want play around with some IPv6 setup.
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> James Jones
> >>> +1-413-667-9199
> >>> james at freedomnet.co.nz
> >>>
> >>
> >
> >
> 
 		 	   		  


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