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IMUNES on Linux

August 13, 2015

The IMUNES open-source network simulator can now be installed on and run on Linux. Previously, IMUNES was available only for the FreeBSD operating system.


The Linux version of IMUNES is ready to be used and can set up and run network emulation scenarios. It does not yet have all the features offered in the FreeBSD version of IMUNES but the development team intends make add in more features until both versions support similar capabilities.

In this post, we will show how to install the Linux version of IMUNES on Ubuntu 14.04, look at the tool set used by IMUNES on Linux, and experiment with a simple network simulation scenario.

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The Integrated Multiprotocol Network Emulator/Simulator (IMUNES) is a fast, functional network simulator that runs on the FreeBSD operating system. It was created by a team of researchers and educators at the University of Zagreb.


The IMUNES development team offers a VirtualBox image of a FreeBSD system with IMUNES installed so it is easy to evaluate. We will take a first look at IMUNES by installing this image in VirtualBox and testing a few of the features of this interesting open-source network simulator.

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