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Old 02-15-2006, 09:19 PM   #1
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Is there any network simulator?


I was wondering if there is some network simulator for learning purposes.
 
Old 02-15-2006, 09:57 PM   #2
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It depends what you need to do. If you're testing ping, ftp, ssh, etc at the application level, you can use the IP address 127.0.0.1 which is your localhost address and it lives on the lo (/sbin/ifconfig lo) interface. If you need to do lower level stuff, you can compile dummy network drivers, although I haven't tried this myself. What sort of things are you learning about?
 
Old 02-16-2006, 04:50 AM   #3
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well i was looking for a more speciallized simulator
where i can virtually creat a network,add hosts and servers , just for testing purposes.
 
Old 02-16-2006, 07:30 AM   #4
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Have you looked at VMWare (http://www.vmware.com/)? You can create virtual PCs that have network access to your PC and install different OS combinations. All this happens on your single PC and is only limited by your available RAM and hard disk space.
 
Old 02-16-2006, 09:10 PM   #5
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Have you looked at VMWare (http://www.vmware.com/)? You can create virtual PCs that have network access to your PC and install different OS combinations. All this happens on your single PC and is only limited by your available RAM and hard disk space.
hmm
ok thankx
i would try that
 
Old 02-16-2006, 11:46 PM   #6
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I think you are looking for something more like boson netsim. I dont know of any apps for linux that do that. Might run under wine.

soule
 
Old 02-17-2006, 12:00 AM   #7
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Netsim is pretty cool, most useful for learning ios.
 
  


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