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Introduction to the XML files generated by CORE used to drive EMANE for a given node.

EMANE Demo 0 may provide more helpful details.

Run Demo

  1. Select Open... within the GUI
  2. Load emane-demo-files.xml
  3. Click Start Button
  4. After startup completes, double click n1 to bring up the nodes terminal

Example Demo

We will take a look at the files generated in the example demo provided. In this case we are running the RF Pipe model.

Generated Files

Name Description
\-platform.xml configuration file for the emulator instances
\-nem.xml configuration for creating a NEM
\-mac.xml configuration for defining a NEMs MAC layer
\-phy.xml configuration for defining a NEMs PHY layer
\-trans-virtual.xml configuration when a virtual transport is being used
\-trans.xml configuration when a raw transport is being used

Listing File

Below are the files within n1 after starting the demo session.

root@n1:/tmp/pycore.46777/n1.conf# ls
eth0-mac.xml  eth0-trans-virtual.xml  n1-platform.xml       var.log
eth0-phy.xml  n1-emane.log            usr.local.etc.quagga

Platform XML

The root configuration file used to run EMANE for a node is the platform xml file. In this demo we are looking at n1-platform.xml.

  • lists all configuration values set for the platform
  • The unique nem id given for each interface that EMANE will create for this node
  • The path to the file(s) used for definition for a given nem
root@n1:/tmp/pycore.46777/n1.conf# cat n1-platform.xml
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
<!DOCTYPE platform SYSTEM "file:///usr/share/emane/dtd/platform.dtd">
  <param name="antennaprofilemanifesturi" value=""/>
  <param name="controlportendpoint" value=""/>
  <param name="eventservicedevice" value="ctrl0"/>
  <param name="eventservicegroup" value=""/>
  <param name="eventservicettl" value="1"/>
  <param name="otamanagerchannelenable" value="1"/>
  <param name="otamanagerdevice" value="ctrl0"/>
  <param name="otamanagergroup" value=""/>
  <param name="otamanagerloopback" value="0"/>
  <param name="otamanagermtu" value="0"/>
  <param name="otamanagerpartcheckthreshold" value="2"/>
  <param name="otamanagerparttimeoutthreshold" value="5"/>
  <param name="otamanagerttl" value="1"/>
  <param name="stats.event.maxeventcountrows" value="0"/>
  <param name="stats.ota.maxeventcountrows" value="0"/>
  <param name="stats.ota.maxpacketcountrows" value="0"/>
  <nem id="1" name="tap1.0.f" definition="eth0-nem.xml">
    <transport definition="eth0-trans-virtual.xml">
      <param name="device" value="eth0"/>


The nem definition will contain reference to the transport, mac, and phy xml definitions being used for a given nem.

root@n1:/tmp/pycore.46777/n1.conf# cat eth0-nem.xml
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
<!DOCTYPE nem SYSTEM "file:///usr/share/emane/dtd/nem.dtd">
<nem name="emane_rfpipe NEM">
  <transport definition="eth0-trans-virtual.xml"/>
  <mac definition="eth0-mac.xml"/>
  <phy definition="eth0-phy.xml"/>


MAC layer configuration settings would be found in this file. CORE will write out all values, even if the value is a default value.

root@n1:/tmp/pycore.46777/n1.conf# cat eth0-mac.xml
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
<!DOCTYPE mac SYSTEM "file:///usr/share/emane/dtd/mac.dtd">
<mac name="emane_rfpipe MAC" library="rfpipemaclayer">
  <param name="datarate" value="1000000"/>
  <param name="delay" value="0.000000"/>
  <param name="enablepromiscuousmode" value="0"/>
  <param name="flowcontrolenable" value="0"/>
  <param name="flowcontroltokens" value="10"/>
  <param name="jitter" value="0.000000"/>
  <param name="neighbormetricdeletetime" value="60.000000"/>
  <param name="pcrcurveuri" value="/usr/share/emane/xml/models/mac/rfpipe/rfpipepcr.xml"/>
  <param name="radiometricenable" value="0"/>
  <param name="radiometricreportinterval" value="1.000000"/>


PHY layer configuration settings would be found in this file. CORE will write out all values, even if the value is a default value.

root@n1:/tmp/pycore.46777/n1.conf# cat eth0-phy.xml
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
<!DOCTYPE phy SYSTEM "file:///usr/share/emane/dtd/phy.dtd">
<phy name="emane_rfpipe PHY">
  <param name="bandwidth" value="1000000"/>
  <param name="fading.model" value="none"/>
  <param name="fading.nakagami.distance0" value="100.000000"/>
  <param name="fading.nakagami.distance1" value="250.000000"/>
  <param name="fading.nakagami.m0" value="0.750000"/>
  <param name="fading.nakagami.m1" value="1.000000"/>
  <param name="fading.nakagami.m2" value="200.000000"/>
  <param name="fixedantennagain" value="0.000000"/>
  <param name="fixedantennagainenable" value="1"/>
  <param name="frequency" value="2347000000"/>
  <param name="frequencyofinterest" value="2347000000"/>
  <param name="noisebinsize" value="20"/>
  <param name="noisemaxclampenable" value="0"/>
  <param name="noisemaxmessagepropagation" value="200000"/>
  <param name="noisemaxsegmentduration" value="1000000"/>
  <param name="noisemaxsegmentoffset" value="300000"/>
  <param name="noisemode" value="none"/>
  <param name="propagationmodel" value="2ray"/>
  <param name="subid" value="1"/>
  <param name="systemnoisefigure" value="4.000000"/>
  <param name="timesyncthreshold" value="10000"/>
  <param name="txpower" value="0.000000"/>

Transport XML

root@n1:/tmp/pycore.46777/n1.conf# cat eth0-trans-virtual.xml
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
<!DOCTYPE transport SYSTEM "file:///usr/share/emane/dtd/transport.dtd">
<transport name="Virtual Transport" library="transvirtual">
  <param name="bitrate" value="0"/>
  <param name="devicepath" value="/dev/net/tun"/>