TCP Test Suite

Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) is a communication standard that defines how to establish and maintain a conversation between nodes so that applications can exchange data over a network.

Engineers use the TCP Test Suite to find bugs and security vulnerabilities in apps and devices before deployment.

Test Your TCP Implementation

Finding and fixing TCP bugs prior to deployment assures secure, interoperable, high quality apps and devices with fewer deployment failures -- avoiding costly recalls or on-premise repairs.

Ensure your TCP implementation is sufficiently robust and not vulnerable to the wide range of attacks in today's Internet.

Unique Test Cases

The TCP Test Suite contains unique test cases that take on parameters for greater coverage. The tests ensure TCP compliance through vulnerability and robustness testing, with tests for both IPv4 and IPv6.

Customization and Flexibility

The Maxwell Pro TCP Test Suite can provide you with the customization and flexibility you need to accurately test your implementation and meet your schedules.

Client Testimonial

For your information: We have now gone through all [the Maxwell TCP/IP] fragmentation tests and our stack failed more then 50% of them. We have found 12 individual bugs in the stack so the Maxwell TCP/IP Test Suite certainly does a good job :-).

--Swedish Aerospace Contractor
Lead Engineer

Testing TCP for Compliance and Robustness

Hardware Requirements

The TCP/IP Test Suite operates on the Maxwell Pro platform, available in two configurations:

  1. Maxwell Pro-V operates on the VMware vSphere ESXi-- a virtual server. MaxPro-V runs on ESXi compatible hardware. See the compatibility maxtrix.
      The minimum hardware configuration for the VMware vSphere ESXi is:
    • At least 40 gigabytes of free disk space, 4 CPU cores and 8 GB of memory
    • ESXi 6.7 and above releases
    • Three Ethernet interfaces are recommended, with a minimum of two.

  2. IWL provides Maxwell Pro as a complete packaged system -- including hardware, operating system, and Maxwell Pro TCP/IP Test Suite application.

TCP/IP Test Suite Programmability

Customize the TCP/IP Tests as follows:

  1. Use one of our existing tests as a base and make small modifications to tailor, as required. Custom tests can be added to the TCP/IP protocol test suites using the Python language.
  2. Control Maxwell Pro from a Python, Perl, Tcl, Java, shell script or another application using the Maxwell Control API Guide.
  3. Create a plugin in C or C++. Plugins are the mechanism for creating programs in the Maxwell environment.

    1. White Papers

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