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Issues on design and implementation of protocol test systems Lee, Bernard P.


The advant of Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) accentuates the importance of conformance testing of protocol implementations. Before a protocol implementation is delivered for conformance testing, it often has to go through several iterations of diagnostic testing. This thesis discusses various issues that arise in the design and implementation of protocol test systems for conformance and diagnostic testing. Issues discussed in this thesis include test system implementation decisions, test management, test development environment and tools, test languages, encoding and decoding, PDU specification and storage, and portability problems. The experience of testing different protocol implementations on three different environments are also discussed.

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