Welcome to the niab (Network In A Box) homepage.

niab is a network simulator.  niab creates a network inside your computer by:
niab is useful for:                                 
niab networks are made up of links and nodes.  A node can be an email server, a web server, a router, a firewall, etc, etc ....  The network topology can be anything you like.  The size of the network is only constrained by the performance of your host system.

niab comes with 5 tutorial labs:
Creating your own labs, or modifing existing labs is quick and easy.

niab can be run under any Linux distribution.  Installation instructions can be found in the niab-how-to.  niab software can be downloaded from here.