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Installing ns-3.37 and ns-3.35 in Ubuntu | Ubuntu 22.04 | NS3

Multiple Versions of ns3 in Ubuntu 22.04 In this post, we are going to install two versions of ns3 namely ns-3.35 and ns-3.37  My OS is : Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Long Term Support) ns-3.35 uses waf and (./waf --run scratch/first)  ns-3.37 uses cmake  (./ns3 run scratch/first.cc) So we will install both the packages  Go through the video for complete instructions To start with  $ sudo apt update  $ sudo apt install build-essential autoconf automake libxmu-dev g++ python3 python3-dev pkg-config sqlite3 cmake python3-setuptools git qtbase5-dev qtchooser qt5-qmake qtbase5-dev-tools gir1.2-goocanvas-2.0 python3-gi python3-gi-cairo python3-pygraphviz gir1.2-gtk-3.0 ipython3 openmpi-bin openmpi-common openmpi-doc libopenmpi-dev autoconf cvs bzr unrar gsl-bin libgsl-dev libgslcblas0 wireshark tcpdump sqlite sqlite3 libsqlite3-dev  libxml2 libxml2-dev libc6-dev libc6-dev-i386 libclang-dev llvm-dev automake python3-pip libxml2 libxml2-dev libboost-all-dev  I have downloaded both the versions of ns3 fr

Wireshark in User Mode

If you are running Ubuntu or Linux Mint, the wireshark may not list all the interfaces except bluetooth. There is a small workaround for enabling all the interfaces within wireshark

To install wireshark
$ sudo apt install wireshark

Checking for all the interfaces
$] ifconfig -a 
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr b4:b5:2f:90:41:98  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:5528 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:5528 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:522095 (522.0 KB)  TX bytes:522095 (522.0 KB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 68:17:29:15:7f:9d  
          inet addr:192.168.0.103  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::6a17:29ff:fe15:7f9d/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:487713 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:336698 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:591668376 (591.6 MB)  TX bytes:41118839 (41.1 MB)

To check the interfaces shown by the dumpcap

$] dumpcap -D -M (following line is the output)
1. bluetooth0 4 network

Enable the following commands in linux to make it work.
$] sudo groupadd wireshark
$] sudo usermod -a -G wireshark $USER
$] sudo chgrp wireshark /usr/bin/dumpcap
$] sudo setcap cap_net_raw,cap_net_admin=eip /usr/bin/dumpcap
$] dumpcap -D -M (following is the output)
dumpcap
dumpcap

T S Pradeep Kumar

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