[quagga-dev 10434] Re: Q: ospf testing tools?

Charlet, Ricky ricky.charlet at hp.com
Wed Apr 17 17:44:10 BST 2013

Thanks Martin,

	Both your links are super helpful and I immediately book marked them. I'm at a large company which has both the Ixia and MuDynamics(Spirent) tools already. But as is typical in large companies, those tools are used by a group near me, not my group. So I have trouble getting permission to use them at the moment (still new here). Anyway, I hope to beat through my bureaucracy soon. But in the meantime, I very much appreciate that pointer to the jesnault https://github.com/jesnault  project. 

Ricky Charlet
Software Dev / Routing Dude, Roseville CA
ricky.charlet at hp.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Winter [mailto:mwinter at opensourcerouting.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 1:12 AM
To: Charlet, Ricky
Cc: quagga-dev at lists.quagga.net
Subject: Re: [quagga-dev 10431] Q: ospf testing tools?


On Apr 16, 2013, at 4:59 PM, Charlet, Ricky wrote:
> Howdy,
>   I'm new in these parts and would like to start testing ospfd. Is there an ospfd test plan in the quagga project already?  What test tools can send wrongly formatted and wrongly timed ospf packets?

Unfortunately there is very little open source. It's one of my big wish list items for the Google Summer of Code (for OSPF and ISIS - see the ToDo list). 
We (at OpenSourceRouting) use commercial tools like Ixia ANVL (for protocol compliance), MU Dynamics (now Spirent) for protocol fuzzer, Ixia IxNetwork for Scale & Performance. 

There is some testplan and more docs about our testing documented on our Wiki, see http://jira.isc.org:8090/display/osr/Testing+Efforts

One library for OSPF testing I know of (but never really used) is https://github.com/jesnault

(If you find anything else Open Source, please let me know!)

   Martin Winter
   mwinter at opensourcerouting.org

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