[ndnSIM] Fwd: Run ndnSIM

Junxiao Shi shijunxiao at email.arizona.edu
Sun Jul 21 17:46:51 PDT 2019

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From: Xinyu Ma <bitmxy at gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Jul 21, 2019, 20:07
Subject: Re: [ndnSIM] Run ndnSIM
To: Junxiao Shi <shijunxiao at email.arizona.edu>

Hello, Junxiao,

Thank you for your comments.

On Jul 21, 2019, at 3:52 AM, Junxiao Shi <shijunxiao at email.arizona.edu>

Hi Xinyu

> A Linux virtual machine is the best choice.
> If you insist on using Windows 10, you can try Windows Subsystem for Linux
> (Ubuntu or Debian distribution) as a virtual Ubuntu environment.
> I’m sure ndnSIM can run on it but if my memory is correct, there’re some
> commands different from running on a real Ubuntu machine.

WSL1 is a Linux userspace on top of Windows kernel. Commands and userspace
API are the same, but kernel API is different.
I got NFD working on WSL1 to some extent
https://yoursunny.com/t/2018/NFD-on-Windows-10-WSL/ .
ns-3 doesn't need special kernel functions, so it should work.

WSL2 is a Linux virtual machine, no different from VirtualBox etc.

One limitation is, neither version of WSL officially supports GUI, since
they are designed to run server type programs. Therefore, ns-3 visualizer
is unlikely to work.

I once got ns-3 visualizer work with VcXsrv.
But Gtk-3 (and some other packages, I forget which) needed to be installed
manually and some icons didn’t show up.
Anyway, even GUI is not officially supported on WSL, lots of GUI
applications can run on WSL without little problems.
And I think they will support it eventually.

Best regards,
Xinyu Ma.

Yours, Junxiao

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