[ndnSIM] ndnSIM and SDN Controller simulation.

Spyridon (Spyros) Mastorakis spiros.mastorakis at gmail.com
Sun Jun 7 16:35:59 PDT 2015

Hi Anil,

to the best of my knowledge, you can use the OpenFlow protocol by attaching it as a module to NS3. Probably, this link can help:


The SDN controller could use the FIB helper to add prefixes to the desired NFD FIBs.

Another alternative could be to create a dedicated node running a SDN controller application that you will code and then modify the forwarding pipelines of NFD to send Interests to the controller in order to perform the desired processing.

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

> On Jun 5, 2015, at 9:48 PM, Anil Jangam <anilj.mailing at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> In one of my simulation scenarios, I need a SDN controller function to program the NFD e.g. to add prefixes to the FIB. 
> Is this capability currently available in ndnSIM or may be in ns-3, which can be used in ndnSIM application logic? 
> Please also suggest alternatives. 
> Thanks,
> /anil.
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