NED File src/inet/applications/tcpapp/TcpBasicClientApp.ned

Name Type Description
TcpBasicClientApp simple module

Client for a generic request-response style protocol over TCP. May be used as a rough model of HTTP or FTP users. Compatible with both IPv4 (Ipv4) and IPv6 (Ipv6).

Source code

// Copyright (C) 2004 Andras Varga
// This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
// modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License
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package inet.applications.tcpapp;

import inet.applications.contract.IApp;

// Client for a generic request-response style protocol over TCP.
// May be used as a rough model of HTTP or FTP users.
// Compatible with both IPv4 (~Ipv4) and IPv6 (~Ipv6).
// The model communicates with the server in sessions. During a session,
// the client opens a single TCP connection to the server, sends several
// requests (always waiting for the complete reply to arrive before
// sending a new request), and closes the connection.
// The server app should be ~TcpGenericServerApp; the model sends ~GenericAppMsg
// messages.
// Example settings:
// FTP:
// <pre>
//    numRequestsPerSession = exponential(3)
//    requestLength = 1B*int(truncnormal(20,5))
//    replyLength = 1B*int(exponential(1000000))
// </pre>
// Note that this module doesn't open separate TCP connections for commands
// and data transfer as the FTP protocol.
// HTTP:
// <pre>
//    numRequestsPerSession = 1 <i>(HTTP 1.0)</i>
//    numRequestsPerSession = exponential(5) <i>(HTTP 1.1, with keepalive)</i>
//    requestLength = 1B*int(truncnormal(350,20))
//    replyLength = 1B*int(exponential(2000))
// </pre>
// Note that since most web pages contain images and may contain frames,
// applets etc, possibly from various servers, and browsers usually download
// these items in parallel to the main HTML document, this module cannot
// serve as a realistic web client.
// Also, with HTTP 1.0 it is the server that closes the connection after
// sending the response, while in this model it is the client.
// @see ~TcpGenericServerApp, ~GenericAppMsg, ~TelnetApp
simple TcpBasicClientApp like IApp
        string localAddress = default(""); // may be left empty ("")
        int localPort = default(-1); // port number to listen on
        string connectAddress = default("");  // server address (may be symbolic)
        int connectPort = default(1000); // port number to connect to
        double startTime @unit(s) = default(1s); // time first session begins
        double stopTime @unit(s) = default(-1s);  // time of finishing sending, negative values mean forever
        volatile int numRequestsPerSession = default(1);  // number of requests sent per session
        volatile int requestLength @unit(B) = default(200B); // length of a request
        volatile int replyLength @unit(B) = default(1MiB); // length of a reply
        volatile double thinkTime @unit(s); // time gap between requests
        volatile double idleInterval @unit(s); // time gap between sessions
        volatile double reconnectInterval @unit(s) = default(30s);  // if connection breaks, waits this much before trying to reconnect
        double stopOperationExtraTime @unit(s) = default(-1s);    // extra time after lifecycle stop operation finished
        double stopOperationTimeout @unit(s) = default(2s);    // timeout value for lifecycle stop operation
        @signal[connect](type=long);  // 1 for open, -1 for close
        @statistic[packetReceived](title="packets received"; source=packetReceived; record=count,"sum(packetBytes)","vector(packetBytes)"; interpolationmode=none);
        @statistic[packetSent](title="packets sent"; source=packetSent; record=count,"sum(packetBytes)","vector(packetBytes)"; interpolationmode=none);
        @statistic[endToEndDelay](title="end-to-end delay"; source="dataAge(packetReceived)"; unit=s; record=histogram,weightedHistogram,vector; interpolationmode=none);
        @statistic[numActiveSessions](title="number of active sessions"; source="sum(connect)"; record=max,timeavg,vector; interpolationmode=sample-hold);
        @statistic[numSessions](title="total number of sessions"; source="sum(connect+1)/2"; record=last);
        input socketIn @labels(TcpCommand/up);
        output socketOut @labels(TcpCommand/down);