[ndnSIM] Abilene topology information

Saeid Montazeri saeid.montazeri at gmail.com
Mon Jul 1 22:00:49 PDT 2013

Dear Alex,

Thanks a lot for the reply. May I have an estimate of the execution time of
the Interest Flooding scenario (Please let me know the simulation time).
Did you use MPI? If yes what was the number of processes?

Best Regards,

On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 1:20 AM, Alex Afanasyev <alexander.afanasyev at ucla.edu
> wrote:

> Hi Saeid,
> We have used Abilene topology, including link delays in
> https://github.com/cawka/ndnSIM-comcom-stateful-fw.
> Since Abilene topology is provided in several files, here is an example
> how to read it:
>   RocketfuelWeightsReader rf_reader;
>   string weights   (topology+".weights");
>   string latencies (topology+".latencies");
>   rf_reader*.*SetFileName (weights);
>   rf_reader*.*SetFileType (RocketfuelWeightsReader::WEIGHTS);
>   rf_reader*.*Read ();
>   rf_reader*.*SetFileName (latencies);
>   rf_reader*.*SetFileType (RocketfuelWeightsReader::LATENCIES);
>   rf_reader*.*Read ();
> As for your first question.  I would say that the choice really depends on
> what exactly you're simulating.  Abilene topology (if you're talking about
> the core topology) is really small and you don't have too much choice, even
> for random.  In Interest Flooding simulation (
> https://github.com/cawka/ndnSIM-ddos-interest-flooding) we have used
> larger topology from RocketFuel (unfortunately no real link delays or
> bandwidths, but we did some randomization for that), where we selected
> different tiers of nodes based on their topological parameters (leaf nodes
> are customers, next level are gateways, the rest is a backbone) and then
> installed consumers on random subset of leaf nodes.  Depending on where
> producer is installed (leaf, gw, backbone), you can get different results,
> as well as different real world scenario that it could represent.
> Hope it helps.
> ---
> Alex
> On Jul 1, 2013, at 1:12 AM, Saeid Montazeri <saeid.montazeri at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> Dear All,
> I am going to use abilene topology for my evaluation. I have a question:
> How should I distribute the consumers and producers in the
> topology. Obviously, the simplest way is random. However, I am thinking
> about something more reasonable!
> Meanwhile, it will be really helpful to have a reference for the link
> delay of the topology since the ndnSIM version does not have the link
> delays.
> Best Regards,
> Saeid
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