SimEther: a package for qualitative ethernet simulation
SimEther is a low level graphical Ethernet simulator. Its main purpose is to aid the lecturer or teacher in demonstrating the Ethernet protocol, and how the associated network, including cable, and Ethernet devices work. Secondly, it can be used by the student who has some basic familiarity with networking, wishing to learn how Ethernet works, or just as a reference guide. SimEther is not a quantitative simulator. There is no way to simulate the throughput, or efficiency, or any other quantitative parameter of a network. It is purely for demonstrating the methodology of Ethernet, with a minimum mathematical or statistical involvement. The report can be broken down into the following chapters: Chapter 2 - Reasons for the project, and the target environment. Chapter 3 - The design methodologies used. Chapter 4 - How the simulation and user interface was constructed Chapter 6 - What SimEther has achieved Chapter 7 - Areas in which more work could be applied.
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