ns2 - Discrete event simulator targeted at networking research

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename ns2_2.35+dfsg-3_amd64.deb
Package name ns2
Package version 2.35+dfsg
Package release 3
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category net role::program use::simulating works-with::network-traffic
Homepage http://www.isi.edu/nsnam/ns/
License -
Maintainer Debian Network Simulators Team <team+netsim@tracker.debian.org>
Download size 2.32 MB
Installed size 14.64 MB
Provides substantial support for simulation of TCP, routing,
and multicast protocols over wired and wireless (local and satellite)
Ns-2 is written in C++ and an Object oriented version of Tcl called OTcl.
Ns began as a variant of the REAL network simulator in 1989 and has
evolved substantially over the past few years. In 1995 ns development
was supported by DARPA through the VINT project  at LBL, Xerox PARC,
UCB, and USC/ISI. Currently ns development is support through DARPA
with SAMAN  and through NSF with CONSER, both in collaboration with
other researchers including ACIRI. Ns has always included substantal
contributions from other researchers, including wireless code from the
UCB Daedelus and CMU Monarch projects and Sun Microsystems.


Package Version Architecture Repository
ns2_2.35+dfsg-3_i386.deb 2.35+dfsg i386 Debian Main
ns2 - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14
libgcc1 >= 1:3.0
libotcl1 >= 1.14
libpcap0.8 >= 0.9.8
libstdc++6 >= 5.2
libtcl8.6 >= 8.6.0
libtclcl1 >= 1.20
libtk8.6 >= 8.6.0
libx11-6 -
libxext6 -


Type URL
Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Binary Package ns2_2.35+dfsg-3_amd64.deb
Source Package ns2

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install ns2 deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install ns2




2018-08-05 - Aron Xu <aron@debian.org>
ns2 (2.35+dfsg-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Team upload.
* Use tracker.d.o address (Closes: #899620)
2016-10-23 - Mattia Rizzolo <mattia@debian.org>
ns2 (2.35+dfsg-2.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Bump debhelper compat level to 10:
+ don't automatically run dh_autoreconf, as it currently makes the package
+ dh_update_autotools_dev run is assured.  Closes: #727930
+ the install target is not parallel-safe, don't run it parallelized.
* Drop pointless build-dependency on quilt.
* Add patch fixing build with GCC 6.  Closes: #811808
* Apply hints from the multiarch hinters adding M-A:foreign to -doc and
-example and M-A:same to -dbg.
* Add libperl4-corelibs-perl to build-dependencies, so the tests have an
actual chance to do some good (testsuite results still being ignored).
* Respect DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=nocheck.
2014-11-09 - Aron Xu <aron@debian.org>
ns2 (2.35+dfsg-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Team upload.
* Remove no longer used DMUA.
* Remove xgraph from B-D, disable the support (Closes: #768716)
2013-10-01 - Sergei Golovan <sgolovan@debian.org>
ns2 (2.35+dfsg-1.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fixed FTBFS after adding multiarch capabilities to Tcl/Tk.
* Defined USE_INTERP_RESULT to quickfix FTBFS after upgrade Tcl/Tk to 8.6.
2012-06-03 - YunQiang Su <wzssyqa@gmail.com>
ns2 (2.35+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream stable release.
* add dfsg-orig tag to debian/rules.
* add ns2-dbg package.
* Fix FTBFS (Closes: #654261, #669431).
* Don't compress tcl and validate files (lp: #939306)
2011-10-29 - YunQiang Su <wzssyqa@gmail.com>
ns2 (2.35~rc10+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream RC release.
drop ftbfs-kfreebsd-bpf.patch, ns-man-Poison-reverse,
accept by upstream.
* Install some useful tools in indep-utils.
* Remove an bin file from source: dfsg it.
* switch to team maintain.
* chmod -x tcl/test/test-sack
2011-10-24 - YunQiang Su <wzssyqa@gmail.com>
ns2 (2.35~rc9-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* drop mac-802_11Ext_missing_cstddef.patch
Merged into upstream.
2011-08-10 - YunQiang Su <wzssyqa@gmail.com>
ns2 (2.35~RC8-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* drop call-constructor-directly.patch, mergered into upstream.
* fix FTBFS: expected primary-expression before 'struct'
add debian/patches/mac-802_11Ext_missing_cstddef.patch
(Closes: #624935).
2011-04-16 - YunQiang Su <wzssyqa@gmail.com>
ns2 (2.35~RC6-4) unstable; urgency=low
* add DM-Upload-Allowed: yes
* update VCS info: go to git.debian.org now.
* workaround FTBFS on kfreebsd-* (Closes: #619684)
assigned it to libpcap
2011-03-21 - YunQiang Su <wzssyqa@gmail.com>
ns2 (2.35~RC6-3) unstable; urgency=low
* build nse now
add build dep libpcap0.8-dev 
and patch for  moving tclcl's headers
* fix FTBFS for gcc 4.5 (Closes: #618105)

See Also

Package Description
ns3-doc_3.29+dfsg-3_all.deb documentation for ns3
ns3_3.29+dfsg-3_amd64.deb discrete-event network simulator for Internet systems
nsca-client_2.9.2-2_amd64.deb Nagios service monitor agent - client package
nsca_2.9.2-2_amd64.deb Nagios service monitor agent
nscd_2.28-10_amd64.deb GNU C Library: Name Service Cache Daemon
nsd_4.1.26-1_amd64.deb authoritative domain name server
nsf-dev_2.2.0-1_amd64.deb Next Scripting Framework (NSF): Object orientation for Tcl - development files
nsf-shells_2.2.0-1_all.deb Next Scripting Framework (NSF): Object orientation for Tcl - shells
nsf_2.2.0-1_amd64.deb Next Scripting Framework (NSF): Object orientation for Tcl - shared library
nsis-common_3.04-1_all.deb Nullsoft Scriptable Install System stubs and plugins
nsis-doc_3.04-1_all.deb Nullsoft Scriptable Install System documentation
nsis-pluginapi_3.04-1_all.deb Nullsoft Scriptable Install System plugin API
nsis_3.04-1_amd64.deb Nullsoft Scriptable Install System (modified for Debian)
nslcd-utils_0.9.10-2_all.deb utilities for querying LDAP via nslcd
nslcd_0.9.10-2_amd64.deb daemon for NSS and PAM lookups using LDAP