MiniNAM: A network animator for visualizing real-time packet flows in Mininet

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dc.contributor.author Khalid, Ahmed
dc.contributor.author Quinlan, Jason J.
dc.contributor.author Sreenan, Cormac J.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-21T10:56:41Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-21T10:56:41Z
dc.date.issued 2017-03-07
dc.identifier.citation Khalid, A., Quinlan, J. J. and Sreenan, C. J. 'MiniNAM: A network animator for visualizing real-time packet flows in Mininet'. 2017 20th Conference on Innovations in Clouds, Internet and Networks (ICIN), Paris, France, 7-9 March 2017, pp. 229-231. doi:10.1109/ICIN.2017.7899417 en
dc.identifier.startpage 229 en
dc.identifier.endpage 231 en
dc.identifier.issn 2472-8144
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/4757
dc.identifier.doi 10.1109/ICIN.2017.7899417
dc.description.abstract In this demonstration we present MiniNAM, a utility that provides real-time animation of networks created by the Mininet emulator. Mininet is one of the most well-known network emulators in research and academia. Although Mininet is capable of emulating both traditional and software-defined networks, it does not provide a tool to visually observe and monitor the packets flowing over the created network topology. Our utility includes all the components required to initiate, visualize and modify Mininet network flows in real-time. MiniNAM provides a graphical user interface that allows dynamic modification of preferences and packet filters: a user can view selective flows with options to color code packets based on packet type and/or source node. This establishes MiniNAM as a very powerful tool for debugging network protocols or teaching, learning and understanding network concepts. This demonstration illustrates a number of sample use cases and examples of using MiniNAM to create networks and view the generated network flows with customized preferences. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher IEEE en
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dc.subject Mininet en
dc.subject MiniNAM en
dc.subject Network en
dc.subject Animation en
dc.subject Network en
dc.subject Visualization en
dc.subject Software-Defined Networks en
dc.subject SDN en
dc.subject Real-time systems en
dc.subject Visualization en
dc.subject Network topology en
dc.subject Topology en
dc.subject Servers en
dc.subject Routing protocols en
dc.title MiniNAM: A network animator for visualizing real-time packet flows in Mininet en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Jason Quinlan, Computer Science, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: j.quinlan@cs.ucc.ie en
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dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle 20th Conference on Innovations in Clouds, Internet and Networks (ICIN) en
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dc.internal.conferencelocation Paris, France en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress j.quinlan@cs.ucc.ie
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress c.sreenan@cs.ucc.ie en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Investigator Programme/13/IA/1892/IE/An Internet Infrastructure for Video Streaming Optimisation (iVID)/ en


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