[ndnSIM] First steps - problem, no result after running simulation

Spyridon (Spyros) Mastorakis spiros.mastorakis at gmail.com
Sat Feb 28 11:38:37 PST 2015

Hello Roman,

the first thing that you can do is to activate the logging module of NS3. This will work only when NS-3 is compiled in debug mode (not in optimized mode) and can be done by typing:

NS_LOG=ndn.Producer:ndn.Consumer ./waf --run=<scenario name>

The other thing that you can do to collect some results/statistics/metrics is to enable the tracers:


The last thing that you can do is to enable the visualizer. This will work only If you have compiled with python bindings and can be done by typing:

./waf —run=<scenario name> --vis

Hope that this helps.

Spyridon (Spyros) Mastorakis
Personal Website: http://cs.ucla.edu/~mastorakis/
Internet Research Laboratory
PhD Computer Science

> On Feb 28, 2015, at 8:08 AM, Roman Lutz <romanlutz13 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello everybody!
> I am completely new to ndnSIM and want to use it for privacy analysis.
> I installed everything according to the descriptions on the website (Ubuntu) and got no errors. When I come to the section "compile and run", it says I should run
> ./waf --run=ndn-simple
> When I do that, I get the following as a result:
> Waf: Entering directory ns-3/build
> Waf: Leaving directory ns-3/build
> 'build' finished successfully (2.088s)
> But I can't find the built version somewhere to run it. According to the website, it should already run with that command, but I don't get any output. I suppose there should be some kind of output?
> Is that normal or am I doing something wrong? I read the instructions several times, but I can't find anything I might have done wrong.
> Thanks already in advance for your help!
> Roman Lutz
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