How to add a Protocol in ns2 - NS2 Tutorial #13

How to add a new protocol in ns2
I am going to use the version ns-2.35

protoname was one of the best unicast routing protocol for ns2.


Protoname -| Simp
protoname -| simp

you can download teh source code from

There are totally 5 files in the source code converted to
protoname.h -| simp.h
protoname_pkt.h -| simp_pkt.h -|
protoname_rtable.h -| simp_rtable.h

In this new protocol, we have to
1. Add the source code (the 5 files given above)
2. existing code modification (within ns2)
3. Make an entry in the
4. Recompile ns2
5. Test the protocol using a TCL file.

Addition of source code is done.

Existing code modification - Very important.

in ns2, inforamtion about compilation is scattered... we need to make modifications at multiple locations. What are the files that are needed for modification.

all the file locations are here.

To add a packet data

to add OTCL Data

To add Tracing data

To maintain or add a queue

We are going to add a packet called as PT_SIMP...
we are done with packet.h

ns-default.tcl (1 modifications)
ns-packet.tcl (3 modifications)
ns-lib.tcl (2 modifications)

queuing is done in (1 modification)

Finally, trace and cmu-trace.h also done.

Now recompiling ns2.

Before that, copy the source code in to ns2's path.

we have to create a folder simp/ inside the ns-allinone-2.35/ns-2.35/

paste all the files in the above folder.

Make an entry in the, in the variable called as OBJ_CC=/
Make the entry only for the .cc files and not for the .h files.

We have 5 total files, but only two .cc files, so it is enough to make an entry for the two .cc files alone as given below

simp/simp.o simp/simp_rtable.o \

An entry is made in

Now, compile it using the command

$] ./configure
$] make

To check whether the compilation is successful, check for the .o files according to the .cc files.

Here we have two .o files called

Now testing the protocol with a tcl file. LEt us do that now...

The name of the tcl file is simp.tcl
$] ns simp.tcl

It is my home folder (/home/pradeepkumar/)

Success for getting the output.

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