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How to create data transfer between nodes using TCP in NS2?


In wired network, nodes communicate using the communication model that consists of Transport Control Protocol (TCP) agent, TCPSink agent, and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) application. The sender node is attached to the TCP agent while the receiver node is attached to the TCPSink agent. The connection between TCP agent and TCPSink agent is established using the keyword “connect”. Transport agent (TCP) and application (FTP) are connected using the keyword “attach-agent”. TCP agent sends data to TCPSink agent. On receiving the data packet, TCPSink agent sends the acknowledgement to the TCP agent that in turn processes the acknowledgements and adjusts the data transmission rate. The lost packets interpreted as a sign of congestion. The tcl script in sample5.tcl demonstrates the communication between the nodes using TCP protocol.

Sample Code

# Filename: test2.tcl
#——-Event scheduler object creation——–#
set ns [new Simulator]

#———-creating trace objects—————-#

set nt [open w]
$ns trace-all $nt
#———-creating nam objects—————-#

set nf [open test2.nam w]
$ns namtrace-all $nf
#———-Setting color ID—————-#
$ns color 1 darkmagenta
$ns color 2 yellow
$ns color 3 blue
$ns color 4 green
$ns color 5 black

#———- Creating Network—————-#

set totalNodes 3

for {set i 0} {$i < $totalNodes} {incr i} {
set node_($i) [$ns node]

set server 0
set router 1
set client 2

#———- Creating Duplex Link—————-#
$ns duplex-link $node_($server) $node_($router) 2Mb 50ms DropTail
$ns duplex-link $node_($router) $node_($client) 2Mb 50ms DropTail

$ns duplex-link-op $node_($server) $node_($router) orient right
$ns duplex-link-op $node_($router) $node_($client) orient right


$ns at 0.0 "$node_($server) label Server"
$ns at 0.0 "$node_($router) label Router"
$ns at 0.0 "$node_($client) label Client"

$ns at 0.0 "$node_($server) color blue"
$ns at 0.0 "$node_($client) color blue"

$node_($server) shape hexagon
$node_($client) shape hexagon
#————Data Transfer between Nodes—————-#

# Defining a transport agent for sending
set tcp [new Agent/TCP]

# Attaching transport agent to sender node
$ns attach-agent $node_($server) $tcp

# Defining a transport agent for receiving
set sink [new Agent/TCPSink]

# Attaching transport agent to receiver node
$ns attach-agent $node_($client) $sink

#Connecting sending and receiving transport agents
$ns connect $tcp $sink

#Defining Application instance
set ftp [new Application/FTP]

# Attaching transport agent to application agent
$ftp attach-agent $tcp

# Setting flow color
$tcp set fid_ 4

# data packet generation starting time
$ns at 1.0 "$ftp start"

# data packet generation ending time
$ns at 6.0 "$ftp stop"

#———finish procedure——–#

proc finish {} {
global ns nf nt
$ns flush-trace
close $nf
close $nt
puts "running nam…"
exec nam test2.nam &
exit 0

#Calling finish procedure
$ns at 10.0 "finish"
$ns run

#——— Execution ——–#

ns test2.tcl


create data transfer between nodes using TCP in NS2