Ahmed Al-hamadani, and Gábor Lencse

Towards Implementing a Software Tester for Benchmarking MAP-T Devices

Several IPv6 transition technologies have been designed and developed over the past few years to accelerate the full adoption of the IPv6 address pool. To make things more organized, the Benchmarking Working Group of IETF has standardized a comprehensive benchmarking methodology for these technologies in its RFC 8219. The Mapping of Address and Port using Translation (MAP-T) is one of the most important transition technologies that belong to the double translation category in RFC 8219. This paper aims at presenting our progress towards implementing the world’s first RFC 8219 compliant Tester for the MAP-T devices, more specifically, the MAP-T Customer Edge (CE) and the MAP-T Border Relay (BR). As part of the work of this paper, we presented a typical design for the Tester, followed by a discussion about the operational requirements, the scope of measurements, and some design considerations. Then, we installed a testbed for one of the MAP-T implementations, called Jool, and showed the results of the testbed. And finally, we ended up with a brief description of the MAP-T test program and its configuration parameters in case of testing the BR device.


DOI: 10.36244/ICJ.2022.3.6


Please cite this paper the following way:

Ahmed Al-hamadani, and Gábor Lencse, "Towards Implementing a Software Tester for Benchmarking MAP-T Devices", Infocommunications Journal, Vol. XIV, No 3, September 2022, pp. 45-54., https://doi.org/10.36244/ICJ.2022.3.6

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