1st International ICST Workshop on OMNeT++

Research Article

Realistic simulation environments for IP-based networks

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2008.3079 ,
        author={Thomas  Gamer and Michael  Scharf},
        title={Realistic simulation environments for IP-based networks},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Workshop on OMNeT++},
        keywords={Power Law-based AS Topologies HOT-based Router Topologies Traaffic Profiles DDoS Attack Traffic OMNeT++},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2008.3079 }
  • Thomas Gamer
    Michael Scharf
    Year: 2010
    Realistic simulation environments for IP-based networks
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2008.3079
Thomas Gamer1,*, Michael Scharf1,*
  • 1: Institut für Telematik, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany.
*Contact email: gamer@tm.uka.de, s_scharf@tm.uka.de


During development of new protocols and systems researchers in most cases use simulations for evaluation of their product, especially in the area of communication networks. The quality of the simulation environment, however, significantly influences the quality of a product's evaluation. Therefore, simulation environments as realistic as possible are necessary in order to get reliable results. In this paper we present ReaSE, a tool for creation of such realistic environments. It considers multiple aspects: topology generation -- on AS level as well as on router level --, traffic patterns, and attack traffic. Furthermore, ReaSE is based on current state of the art solutions.