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Greedy Perimeter Stateless Routing (GPSR) protocol in ns3

GPSR - Greedy Perimeter and Stateless Routing

Please watch the following video for Full details.

VANETs - Vehicular Adhoc NEtworks.


Under and post graduate - You can use the modules as it is and compare these protcols for VANETs.

If you are a PhD scholar, you can modify the protocols and design your own GPSR alternatives.

In this video, we will be seeing the installation of GPSR and some source codes.

ns-3.27 which i could not succeed, So I prefer going to ns-3.23

we can both multiple version of ns3. I am going to run ns-3.23 for GPSR and other simulations with ns-3.27 and ns-3.29

Welcome to the Installation.

If you are installing ns3 for the first time, install the following packages.

(You can copy paste)

$] sudo apt install build-essential autoconf automake libxmu-dev  python-pygraphviz cvs mercurial bzr git cmake p7zip-full python-matplotlib python-tk python-dev python-kiwi python-gnome2 python-gnome2-dev qt4-dev-tools qt4-qmake qt4-qmake qt4-default gnuplot-x11 wireshark default-jdk

We will download the ns3.23 package. Better that you may use the commands one by one as given below.

$] wget -c

$] tar xjvf ns-allinone-3.23.tar.bz2

$] cd ns-allinone-3.23/

The following are the commands to copy the PA GPSR folder to ns3 folders. I have shown how to copy in GUI.

$] cp -a PA-GPSR/src/. ns-3.23/src/

$] cp -a PA-GPSR/examples/. ns-3.23/scratch/

$] cp -a PA-GPSR/results/ ns-3.23/

$] cp -a PA-GPSR/figures/ ns-3.23/

$] cp -a PA-GPSR/scripts/ ns-3.23/

$] cp PA-GPSR/ ns-3.23/

Installation of ns3.23 along with GPSR protocol. 

Open a Terminal

$] cd ns-allinone-3.23/ns-3.23

$] CXXFLAGS="-Wall -std=c++0x" ./waf configure --enable-examples

I got some error

$] ./waf

$] sudo ./waf install

Installation of GPSR and their alternatives is done.

To execute an example

We have already have a file in the scartch folder.

Just for installation of GPSR protocol.

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  1. Dear,
    I flowed all the steps.
    In the folder PAgpsr , I found one subfolder called " .git " so I don't no if I have to copy also this subfolder in nS3 along with figures, results, scripts, So, I copied this subfolder with the 4 subfolders. And, I run.
    CXXFLAGS, ./waf, sudo ./waf install

    But I get an error (see below).
    Please help me to solve the problem

    - install /usr/local/include/ns3.23/ns3/core-module.h (from build/ns3/core-module.h)
    + install /usr/local/include/ns3.23/ns3/csma-layout-module.h (from build/ns3/csma-layout-module.h)
    - install /usr/local/include/ns3.23/ns3/csma-module.h (from build/ns3/csma-module.h)
    ../scratch/ In constructor ‘GpsrExample::GpsrExample()’:
    ../scratch/ warning: ‘GpsrExample::algorithm’ will be initialized after [-Wreorder]
    93 | std::string algorithm;
    | ^~~~~~~~~
    ../scratch/ warning: ‘bool GpsrExample::newfile’ [-Wreorder]
    92 | bool newfile;
    | ^~~~~~~
    ../scratch/ warning: when initialized here [-Wreorder]
    127 | GpsrExample::GpsrExample () :
    | ^~~~~~~~~~~
    ../scratch/ warning: ‘GpsrExample::nPairs’ will be initialized after [-Wreorder]
    98 | uint32_t nPairs;
    | ^~~~~~
    ../scratch/ warning: ‘std::string GpsrExample::phyMode’ [-Wreorder]
    77 | std::string phyMode;
    | ^~~~~~~
    ../scratch/ warning: when initialized here [-Wreorder]
    127 | GpsrExample::GpsrExample () :
    | ^~~~~~~~~~~
    ../scratch/ In member function ‘void GpsrExample::Run()’:
    ../scratch/ warning: variable ‘t’ set but not used [-Wunused-but-set-variable]
    320 | Ipv4FlowClassifier::FiveTuple t=classifier->FindFlow(i->first);
    | ^
    ../scratch/ In member function ‘void GpsrExample::InstallInternetStack()’:
    ../scratch/ warning: unused variable ‘dst_c’ [-Wunused-variable]
    416 | char const *dst_c = dst_s.c_str();
    | ^~~~~
    ../scratch/ warning: unused variable ‘source_c’ [-Wunused-variable]
    417 | char const *source_c = source_s.c_str();
    | ^~~~~~~~
    Waf: Leaving directory `/home/doctoratas16/ns-allinone-3.23/ns-3.23/build'
    Build failed
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/home/doctoratas16/ns-allinone-3.23/ns-3.23/.waf-1.7.16-9ca17eb492c97b689870b4ff9db75880/waflib/", line 162, in start
    File "/home/doctoratas16/ns-allinone-3.23/ns-3.23/.waf-1.7.16-9ca17eb492c97b689870b4ff9db75880/waflib/", line 453, in runnable_status
    File "/home/doctoratas16/ns-allinone-3.23/ns-3.23/.waf-1.7.16-9ca17eb492c97b689870b4ff9db75880/waflib/", line 289, in runnable_status
    File "/home/doctoratas16/ns-allinone-3.23/ns-3.23/.waf-1.7.16-9ca17eb492c97b689870b4ff9db75880/waflib/", line 274, in signature
    File "/home/doctoratas16/ns-allinone-3.23/ns-3.23/.waf-1.7.16-9ca17eb492c97b689870b4ff9db75880/waflib/", line 327, in sig_explicit_deps
    raise Errors.WafError('Missing node signature for %r (required by %r)'%(x,self))
    WafError: Missing node signature for /home/doctoratas16/ns-allinone-3.23/ns-3.23/build/src/fd-net-device/ns3.23-tap-device-creator-debug (required by
    {task 140658800166352: inst ns3.23-tap-device-creator-debug -> })

  2. Many thanks sir for uploading this video. I am a big fan of your working.
    hats off to you sir.

    Pawan Singh
    Assistant Professor
    IGNTU Amarkantak

  3. @NS_DOC did you rectified the issue if so do mention i too am troubled and need proper solution.


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