"General purpose IP network emulation/simulation tool for FreeBSD and Linux

We developed a realistic network topology emulation / simulation framework based on the FreeBSD and Linux operating system kernel partitioned into multiple lightweight virtual nodes, which can be interconnected via kernel-level links to form arbitrarily complex network topologies."



@seven Tcl :D is the hottest sh*t out there :D hahaha but still a interesting project. Like packetracer but with linux.

@nemo I mean it was immediately attractive, but TCL/Tk?! Gtfooh that’s the crap I was playing with multiple decades ago for irc bots and BitchX (et all) scripting… It’s super hard to take it seriously…
@nemo The list of problems/deficiencies/weaknesses with that scripting language are so long, distinguished, and repeatedly proven, it almost feels like a troll…

@seven I wasn't trolling and those folks are academics Idk why they used that but it's not up to me to judge :D

@nemo Nono I mean the project feels like a troll at that point, not you.
@nemo “We made the new hotness in AI in TCL/Tk” O_O “Quickly deletes all links and tries to forget it existed”
@nemo It comes back to, if one is that smart, they really should spend their time learning a language that makes sense for what they are doing. The idea of kernel tinkering with TCL/Tk is like… I mean, I can’t come up with the level of blasphemy…

It’s like implementing Emacs in VIM kinda crazy. (I do have to give them props for being that level of insane though)

@seven Hahaha :) stop it, I know totally what you mean. There are folks out there who program websites in c or c++. It is comparable to that, I assume. But strange what academics are willing to go through to implement something for their peers. Even if it is odd. To put it in neutral terms. ;D

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@nemo Yeah totally! I mean, the idea on principle seems rather solid, the implementation leaves much to be desired. Someone hopefully will come along and put it into a proper language… sooner or later… ;)

I swore on a Unix bible some years ago to never use TCL for anything constructive ever again… o_o

@seven Hopefully I look forward to see a Hopefully, I look forward to seeing a nice implementation of some sorts of it :D

You swore on a Unix bible 😂 😂 😂 to never use TLC for anything constructive, nice :D Anyway I enjoyed this thx 😂 👍

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