[ndnSIM] ndnSIM ad hoc routing protocol question

Alex Afanasyev alexander.afanasyev at ucla.edu
Tue Feb 11 17:22:37 PST 2014

Hi Jiaxin,

Ideally, you would need to define and write new routing protocols that are similar to DSR and AODV, but which works on names, instead of identifiers.  

But since this is only a simulation, you may be able to assume that your NDN names are DSR/AODV identifiers and use them in NDN FIB directly.   You would need to write your own custom NDN strategy that utilizes DSR and AODV information to forwards Interest packets toward faces, instead of using FIB (as is done with all current strategies).


On Feb 11, 2014, at 5:14 PM, Jiaxin Li <jli37 at nyit.edu> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> We just started using ndnSIM to do some research. Now we are wondering how ndnSIM manage to use ad hoc routing protocols like DSR and AODV to forward the packets?
> I think, due to the nature of the NDN, it can not utilize traditional ad hoc routing protocols without any modifications, but where exactly do I modify it to forward data the way I want it to be? So what I'm asking really is, how to define the routing protocols in ndnSIM myself?
> Thanks a lot!
> Jason

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