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OONI Censorship Simulator

Software candidates

GNS3

Link: http://www.gns3.net/appliances/

Pros

  • Easy to set up (Ubuntu, Archlinux)
  • Intuitive UI
  • Available for all major OSs (GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Windows)

Cons

  • VBox integration not reliable (crashes when stopping nodes)
  • development focus seems to tend to IOS simulation

Vagrant

Link: http://docs.vagrantup.com/

Pros

  • Available on all major platforms: Linux, Windows, OS X
  • Transparently supports different virtualization environments: VirtualBox, VMware, AWS
  • Uses full VMs, GUI included if needed (a list of Linux/Windows images is available at http://www.vagrantbox.es/)
  • Easy to set-up and manage multiple VMs.

Cons

NetKit

Link: http://wiki.netkit.org/index.php

Pros

  • Very lightweight and easy to setup
  • Easy to define and configure also complex network topologies

Cons

  • No GUI, so executing GUI applications on guests might require advanced trickery (VNC)
  • Linux only
  • Connecting a VM to the external network requires root access

HyneSim

Link: http://www.hynesim.com/

Pros

  • Easy to define and configure very complex network topologies

Cons

  • Linux only (Debian package)
  • Not easy to compile on other linux distributions, as it requires a lot of dependencies
  • More suitable for simulating very complex/hybrid network architectures
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