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Example: Simulating a Simplistic Network

This example network demonstrates how queueing components can be combined to create a simplistic network with two network nodes, connected by a point-to-point link with a finite bit rate. (This is only interesting as a demonstration of the power of the queueing library, network links are never actually simulated like this in OMNeT++ or INET.)

The network features two hosts (ExampleHost) communicating. The hosts are connected by a cable module (ExampleCable) which adds delay to the connection. Each host contains a packet source and a packet sink application, connected to the network level by an interface module (ExampleInterface).

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network ExampleNetworkTutorialStep
{
    submodules:
        source: ExampleHost {
            @display("p=100,100");
        }
        cable: ExampleCable {
            @display("p=200,100");
        }
        destination: ExampleHost {
            @display("p=300,100");
        }
    connections:
        source.lowerOut --> cable.aIn;
        cable.aOut --> destination.lowerIn;
        destination.lowerOut --> cable.bIn;
        cable.bOut --> source.lowerIn;
}
module ExampleHost
{
    parameters:
        @display("i=device/pc");
    gates:
        input lowerIn;
        output lowerOut;
    submodules:
        sourceApplication: ActivePacketSource {
            @display("p=100,100");
        }
        destinationApplication: PassivePacketSink {
            @display("p=300,100");
        }
        interface: ExampleInterface {
            @display("p=200,200");
        }
    connections:
        sourceApplication.out --> interface.upperIn;
        interface.lowerOut --> lowerOut;
        lowerIn --> interface.lowerIn;
        interface.upperOut --> destinationApplication.in;
}
module ExampleInterface
{
    @display("bgb=400,300;i=device/card");
    gates:
        input lowerIn;
        input upperIn;
        output lowerOut;
        output upperOut;
    submodules:
        queue: PacketQueue {
            @display("p=200,100");
        }
        server: PacketServer {
            @display("p=200,225");
        }
    connections:
        upperIn --> queue.in;
        queue.out --> server.in;
        server.out --> { @display("m=s"); } --> lowerOut;
        lowerIn --> { @display("m=m,66,100,66,0"); } --> upperOut;
}
module ExampleCable
{
    parameters:
        @display("i=block/mac");
    gates:
        input aIn;
        output aOut;
        input bIn;
        output bOut;
    submodules:
        aDelayer: PacketDelayer {
            @display("p=100,100");
        }
        bDelayer: PacketDelayer {
            @display("p=100,200");
        }
    connections:
        aIn --> { @display("m=w"); } --> aDelayer.in;
        aDelayer.out --> { @display("m=e"); } --> aOut;
        bIn --> { @display("m=e"); } --> bDelayer.in;
        bDelayer.out --> { @display("m=w"); } --> bOut;
}
[Config ExampleNetwork]
network = ExampleNetworkTutorialStep
sim-time-limit = 10s

*.*.sourceApplication.packetLength = 1B
*.*.sourceApplication.productionInterval = uniform(0s, 2s)
*.*.interface.server.processingTime = uniform(0s, 2s)
*.cable.*Delayer.delay = uniform(0s, 2s)