On Testing IPv6 in Small ISP’s Networks
Konrad Sienkiewicz , Mariusz Gajewski , Jordi Mongay Batalla
Abstract—Testing process allows to detect potential faults of implementation of IPv6 in the phase preceding migration, thus minimizing the risk of problems in IPv6 deployment. In general the IPv6 tests should be performed by all network providers, however the test range should ﬁt their needs. It causes that test range for small network operators (oﬀering basic set of services) could be limited in comparison to larger ISPs. In this paper, we propose an approach to IPv6 tests with regard to IPv6 deployment by small operators. We present tools and speciﬁcations for IPv6 tests and propose a test platform optimized to small ISP’s needs. The test platform is a dedicated LiveCD distribution based on FreeBSD operating system with IPv6 test environment and set of pre-deﬁned tests. An advantage of this solution is the ability to launch the test tool software on any computer equipped with an Ethernet card and CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive. LiveCD test tool allows users to execute tests and analyze the results in graphical environment.We believe that this approach will help to simplify and shorten the IPv6 testing process in small ISP’s network
|Journal series||Journal of Telecommunications and Information Technology, ISSN 1509-4553, (B 7 pkt)|
|Keywords in English||conformance testing, interoperability testing, IPv6|
|Publication indicators||: 2014 = 0.559|
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