Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mu Dynamics and UNH-IOL Accelerate IPv6 Testing

Mu Dynamics and the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL) released a set of pre-packaged IPv6 test content for use by network equipment manufacturers, Tier-1 global service providers and government agencies. The set consists of ten of thousands of automated test cases including:

  • Functional verification tests that ensure that IPv6 implementations are compliant with the IETF specifications and best practices. For example, ensuring that the NPD blocks packets with a range of illegal addresses and routing headers, properly handles IPSec extension headers, and recognizes a variety of tunneling methods such as 6rd, 6to4, ISATAP, Teredo and others.

  • Security tests that deliver a wide range of known exploits and vulnerabilities to validate that the NPD can detect malicious content, port-scans and known attacks even when delivered over tunnels.

  • Interoperability tests that ensure the NPD can filter traffic based on standard IPv6 extension headers, TCP/UDP headers over IPv6, and all possible ICMPv6 Types and Codes.