> Creating test specifications for a firewall is a really constructuve
> suggestion, and an idea whose time has come. Of course the field of
> testing is non-trivial, and for any one person to, on their own, go out
> and try to create a really good test specification, would take a lot of
> time and effort that probably no one of us has. Therefore, I would like
> to hear people on this list specify the testing they would desire, and to
> start the ball rolling, I offer the following partial list:
[An excellent list deleted]
Has anyone perhaps used some standards from other networking fields
as a starting point for their work? I have in mind:
ISO 9646 conformance testing methodology.
While the methodology is quite broad, some key basic ideas include
defining test cases for valid, invalid, (i.e., protocol data units with
errors), and inopportune (Correct PDUs sent at an inappropriate time,
such as connection-oriented data before a connection is established).
ANSI X3.102 user-oriented data communications performance parameter
specification. X3.141 gives statistical methodology for use of these
parameters; CCITT X.140 and the X.13x series give international guidelines.