[ndnSIM] How to forward interest to specific node

John Bennedict Lorenzo kzer95 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 17 11:25:21 PDT 2017

Hello Lixia and Spyridon,

I think was a bit confused regarding this, I realized I could do it on the
higher layers instead of using the mac address. Thanks for the pointers!

On Sun, Apr 16, 2017 at 11:27 AM, John Bennedict Lorenzo <kzer95 at gmail.com>

> Hello Lixia,
> I want to specify a specific Mac address when sending through a face even
> though I know WiFi is inherently broadcast. This way, the packets are
> filtered in a lower layer before it reaches the ndn layer.
> On Sun, Apr 16, 2017, 6:16 AM Lixia Zhang <lixia at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
>> On Apr 14, 2017, at 9:39 AM, John Bennedict Lorenzo <kzer95 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> Thanks Spyridon,
>> I've looked at the code in the mobile simulation package but it looks
>> like the v2v example (I assume this is what I should be looking at) is
>> still using broadcast strategy. I'm already able to simulate mobility and
>> adhoc wifi in my simulation.
>> I'm still looking for a way to build the FIB dynamically as adhoc nodes
>> come and go, then build unicast faces to them. The unicast ethernet team's
>> code is not available in github so I'm not able to look into that.
>> What I tried is to build the fib when the interest is about to be
>> satisfied and add the face where it received the data. But that only adds
>> the broadcast face again. It would be very helpful if someone has tried
>> implementing unicast faces in adhoc wifi.
>> I’m trying to get a better understanding of your need: in ad hoc
>> scenario, things change dynamically, how would a unicast face (nailing down
>> a specific receiving node) be that useful?  the forwarder may/may not know
>> whether the named node just moved at that exact moment (or did I miss
>> something here?)
>> wifi channel is broadcast by nature. in broadcast, the decision logic is
>> at the receiving end, whether a node hearing a packet should do something
>> about it
>> On Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 11:12 AM, Spyridon (Spyros) Mastorakis <
>> mastorakis at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
>>> Hi John,
>>> as Lixia has mentioned already, we implemented a couple of mobile
>>> scenarios (both ad hoc and including a base station) as a project of the
>>> latest NDN hackathon. You can find the code and the commits here:
>>> https://github.com/4th-ndn-hackathon/ndnSIM-Mobile-Simulation-Package
>>> Hope this helps,
>>> Spyridon (Spyros) Mastorakis
>>> Personal Website: http://cs.ucla.edu/~mastorakis/
>>> Internet Research Laboratory
>>> Computer Science Department
>>> UCLA
>>> On Apr 10, 2017, at 11:22 AM, John Bennedict Lorenzo <kzer95 at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> Hello, I've setup my network have a few nodes on adhoc wifi that are
>>> moving around. I made a custom strategy to enable forwarding to the same
>>> face where the interest was received from (since there is only one face,
>>> wifi). Is it possible to forward to a specific node that's reachable via
>>> wifi? I don't see any way to do this via FIB or by manually enumerating the
>>> faces. Thanks!
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