Commit d29ed25a authored by Chad Barb's avatar Chad Barb

Netbuild documentation

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Helpful Hints:
To create nodes, drag them from the bar on the left into the work area
in the middle.
To link all currently selected node(s)/lan(s) to another node/lan, hold
ctrl and click on that node/lan.
To select multiple items, use a sweeping rectangle or hold shift (or
both.) Use this to change parameters for a large group of things at once.
<a href="../doc/docwrapper.php3?docname=netbuilddoc.html">How to use Netbuild</a>
<h1>Introduction to Netbuild</h1>
<h2>Basic usage:</h2>
<li>To create a Node, click and drag the "new node" icon in the
palette (the left panel) to the work area (the middle panel.)</li>
<li>To link two nodes together, click one node, then hold "ctrl" and
click the node you want to link it to.</li>
<li>To create a LAN, click and drag the "new LAN" icon in the palette
to the work area.</li>
<li>To link a node to a LAN, click the node, then hold "ctrl" and
click on the LAN you want to link it to (or vice versa.)</li>
<li>Note that you may not link a LAN directly to a LAN.
<li>Nodes and LANs may be moved around the work area by clicking and
dragging them.</li>
<li>Nodes, links, and LANs may be eliminated by dragging them into the trash.</li>
<li>Little circles between links and nodes represent the network
interface on that node, and may not be moved or eliminated (though
eliminating the attached link will get rid of them.)</li>
<li>When your experiment topology has been built, clicking "create
experiment" will take you into the testbed experiment creation
page; from there, you may view the generated NS file as well as create
an actual experiment.</li>
<li>Clicking a single item in the work area will select it.</li>
<li>Clicking a single item while holding down shift will add it to the
pool of selected items (unless it was already selected, then it will
become deselected.)</li>
<li>Clicking an empty part of the canvas will deselect everything.</li>
<li>Clicking an empty part of the canvas and dragging will create a
selection rectangle. When the mouse button is released, all items in
the rectangle will be selected.</li>
<li>When multiple items are selected, clicking one selected item and
dragging it will drag all selected items.</li>
<li>When multiple items are selected, clicking one selected item and
dragging it into the trash will eliminate all selected items.</li>
<li>When one item is selected, a properties view will open in the
rightmost panel. This is where properties, including name, may be
<li>Invalid characters typed into a properties text box will be
<li>If a property is "&lt;auto&gt;," it will automatically be determined in
the experiment creation process. Change this to specify your own value
for the property.</li>
<li>Clicking "default" will reset the property of the adjoining box to
its default value (in many cases "&lt;auto&gt;.")</li>
<li>If multiple items of the same type are selected, some boxes may
show up as "&lt;multiple&gt;." This means that the value of this property is
different between at least two nodes in the selection. Changing such a
property value (or setting it to default) will result in <i>all</i>
selected nodes assuming the new value for that property. Some
properties (such as name and IP address) may not be set simultaneously
in this way.</li>
<li>If multiple items of varying types are selected, the property
boxes will still appear on the right, but may be in a collapsed state.
Clicking the '+' will expand one of these.</li>
<li>Clicking the '-' on an expanded box will collapse it again.</li>
<li>Click "copy selection" to make a duplicate of the current
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