Information technology — Telecommunications and information exchange between systems — X.25 DTE conformance testing — Part 1: General principles

Defines the testing of a DTE operating at the Data Link Layer and at the Packet Layer when accessing, by means of a dedicated path connection, switched or permanent, a public or private packet-switched network conforming to CCITT Recommendation X.25 or another DTE conforming to ISO/IEC 7776 and ISO/IEC 8208.

Technologies de l'information — Télécommunications et échange d'information entre systèmes — Essais de conformité X.25 DTE — Partie 1: Principes généraux

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Publication Date
18-Sep-1996
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9093 - International Standard confirmed
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13-Aug-2001
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lSO/IEC
INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD 8882-l
Second edition
1996-09-I 5
Information technology -
Telecommunications and information
exchange between systems - X.25 DTE
conformance testing -
Part I:
General principles
Technologies de I ‘information - TGl&ommunications et 6change
d’information entre systemes - Essais de conformit X.25 DTE -
Partie I: Principes g&Graux
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ISO/IEC 8882-l : 1996(E)
Foreword

IS0 (the International Organization for Standardization) and IEC (the International

Electrotechnical Commission) form the specialized system for worldwide stan-
dardization National bodies that are members of IS0 or IEC participate in the
development of International Standards through technical committees established

by the respective organization to deal with particular fields of mutual interest.

Other international organizations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison
with IS0 and IEC. also take part in the work.
III the field of information technology, IS0 and IEC have established a joint
technical committee ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information technology. Draft International

Standards adopted by the-joint technical committee are circulated to national bodies

for voting. Publication as an International Standard requires approval by at least

75% of the national bodies casting a vote.
International Standard ISOLIEC 8882-l was prepared by ISO/IEC JTC 1,

Subcommittee 6, Telecorrlrrlunications and information exchange between s!;stems.

This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition (ISOLIEC 8882-l: 1993)

of which it constitutes a technical revision.

ISO/IEC 8882 consists of the following parts, under the general title Information

terhnolo,g?T - Telecommunications and information exchange between systems -
X.25-DTE conformance testing:
- Part I: Geneml principles
__ Part 2: Data link layer conformance test suite
- Pa17 3: Packet layer conformance test suite
0 ISO/IEC 1996

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ISO/IEC 8882-l : 1996(E)
OIXYIEC
Introduction
ISO/IEC 8882 specifies a set of tests to evaluate Data Terminal Equipment (DTE)
conformance to International Standards ISO/IEC 7776 or ISO/IEC 8208. or both.
ISO/IEC 7776 and ISO/IEC 8208 allow for a DTE to interface with a Data
Circuit-Terminating Equipment (DCE) conforming to KITI Recommendation
X.25 ( 1980, 1984, 1988) or to another DTE conforming to ISO/IEC 7776 or
ISO/IEC 8208 or both. The implementations of ISO/IEC 7776 and ISWIEC 8208
are tested independently.
CCITT Ret ornmendations X.25( 1980). X.23 1984) and X.25( 1988) are written
from the perspective of a DCE and therefore do not explicitly specify the DTE
operation. However, recommended operation of DTEs is included by implication
because of the need to communicate with X.25 DCEs. Tests within ISO/IEC
8882-2 and ISO/IEC 8882-3 pertainin, (7 to X.25 ( 1980, 1984) are based on the
DTE operational characteristics implied by CCITI X.25. There are no test cases
within ISO/IEC 8882-2 and ISO/IEC 8882-3 for the extra functions and facilities
added in X.25( 1988).
This part of ISO/IEC 8882 specifies the framework in which the other parts of
ISO/IEC 8882 may be understood and the principles to be applied. The notation
used in ISO/IEC 8882-2 and ISO/IEC 8882-3 is TTCN as defined in ISO/IEC
9646-2.
ISO/IEC 8882-2 presents the Data Link Layer aspects for evaluating conformance
to ISO/IEC 7776 while ISO/IEC 8882-3 presents the Packet Layer aspects for
evaluating conformance to ISO/IEC 8208
The conformance tests are designed for use by
test evaluators (responsible for analysing results and determining whet her
conformance has been achieved):
designers or implementors (for determining what tests are required
- test suite
and what results can and should be a nticipated by the test device J and
~ users implementing ISO/IEC 7776 or ISO/IEC 8208 or DTEs interfacing to
DCEs that implement CCITT X.25 (1980, 1984 or 1988) (for determining
the functionality required of their implementations to be considered in COII-
formance).
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ISWIEC 8882-l : 1996(E)
INTERNATIONAL STANDARD OISOLIEC
Telecommunications and information
Information technology -
X.25-DTE conformance testing -
exchange between systems -
Part 1:
General principles
1 Scope ISO/IEC 8208 : 1995, Information technology - Data communi-
cations - X.25 Packet Layer Protocol for Data Terminal
ISO/IEC 8882 defines the testing of a DTE operating at the Equipment.
Data Link Layer and at the Packet Layer when accessing, by
NOTE - ISO/IEC 8208 : 1995 supersedes ISO/IEC 8208 : 1990. How-
means of a dedicated path connection, switched or permanent, a
ever, when this part of ISO/IEC 8882 was under development, the
public or private packet-switched network conforming to CCITI
previous edition was valid and this part of ISO/IEC 8882 is therefore
Recommendation X.25 or another DTE conforming to ISO/IEC
based on that edition, which is listed below.
7776 and ISWIEC 8208.
ISO/IEC 8208 : 1990, Information technology - Data communi-
The tests will test the conformance of an implementation by
cations - X.25 Packet Layer Protocol for Data Terminal Equipment.
observing its external behaviour. The conformance tests will
not test the DTE performance characteristics, the diagnostic and
ISO/IEC 8882-2 : 1995, In fomntion technology -L- Telemrww
maintenance functions, the correctness of the protocol itself, or
nications and infr,mntion e.uchmge between system - X. 2.5 DTE
DTE internal implementation, or the full capabilities as stated in
(1 - Put 2: Dut(l link ltr)*er conformm~e test
confomance testin,,
the PIGS.
suite.
This part of ISWIEC 8882
ISO/IEC 8882-3 : 1995, Information tecluwlogy - Telccorrw~r~-
-~ provides a general introduction;
nicntions and infomwtion exclmnge between system - X.25 DTE
conformance testin, 0 - Ptrrt .3: Ptrch-et ktrwr rnnfornimce test sr4itc
-- refers to those applicable International Standards;
ISO/IEC 9646-1 : 1994, Information technology - Open &stem
--- defines terms applicable to X.25DTE conformance testing;
Interconnection - Conf~mLw testin ,q nieth&logv md j~cuw-
work - Part 1: General concepts. (See also CCIKk RY~O~IIZWF
~- states the test case derivation and description; and
nation X.290 (1992)).
--- states the test methodology.
ISO/IEC: 9646-2 : 1994, Injkvwu~tion technology - Open Swterm
Interconnection - Conjimmmce testin, (p niethodolo~~~* cmi jkmie-
ISO/IEC 8882-l contains no statement of conformance. Specific
work -Part 2: Abstract Test Suite specifkntion. (See nlso CCITT
given in ISO/IEC 8882-2 and
statements of conformance are
Recommends tion X. 291 ( 1992)). ’
ISO/IEC 8882-j.
ISOIIEC 9646-3 : 1992, Information technology - Open S,;stem
Interconnection - Con fon;iance testin c rriethodolo~Y and $mic-
2 Normative references
work - Part 3: The Trtb md l%ulur &whined No&on (?TCN).
The following standards contain provisions which, through refer-

ence in this text, constitute provisions of this part of ISO/IEC 8882. CCITT Recommendation X.25 ( 1980) Znterfiice between Dtrtn Tcr*-

minal Equipment (DTE) nncl Data Cirmit-Teminnting Equipment
At the time of publication, the editions indicated were valid. All

standards are sub-ject to revision, and parties to agreements based (DCE) for Terminnls Optvuting in the Ptrcket Mode on Pddic Dtrttr

on this part of ISO/IEC 8882 are encouraged to investigate the Networks.
possibility of applying the most recent editions of the standards
indicated below. Members of IEC and IS0 maintain registers of
CCITI’ Recommendation X.25 ( 1984) Interfnce I>etween Dntn Ter-
currently valid International Standards.
minal Equipment (DTE) and Data Cir~lcit-Ter~?linttin,~ Equiprrwnt
(DCE) for Terminals Operwtin, 0 in the Pncket Mocle md Connecttd
ISOlIE(3 7498-l : 1994, Information technology - Open Systems
to Public Dnta Networks 1~ Dedirnted Cirmit.
In terconnertion - Basic Reference Model : The Basic Model.

ISO/IEC 7776 : 1995, Information technology - Telecormmni- CCITI’ Recommendation X.25 ( 1988) Interjkce lwtwen D(rt(r Ttjr-

c-xtions and infomntion exchange between systems - High-level minal Equipment (DTE) cud Ddtn Circuit-Terrrlinnting Eqttiprwnt

dnttr link control procedures - Description of the X.25 LAPB- (DCE) for Terminals Opcmting in the Ptrdet Mode crnd Connected

cmlpdble DTE dtrta link procedures. to Public Datn Networks by Dedkrted Circrd.
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mw-IEC
ISO/IEC 8882-l : 1996(E)
3 Definitions A set of test cases that share a common
3.3.6 test subgroup:
characteristic, such as testing for proper, improper, or inopportune
PDLJs. A test subgroup is the smallest testable set of test cases
3.1 Reference model definitions
that can be selected.
This part of ISO/IEC 8882 makes use of the following term defined
in ISO/IEC 7498-l :
A subset of the PD1 Js and functional
3.3.7 sub-function:
capabilities of the protocol level above the ILJT that are needed to
(N)-protocol-data-unit (N)-PDU
allow data transfer testing to be accomplished.
3.2 Conformance testing definitions
4 Abbreviations
This part of ISO/IEC 8882 makes use of the following terms
defined in ISO/IEC 9646-l :
The following abbreviations are used in this part of ISO/IEC 8882:
Abstract Test Case
a> DCE Data Circuit-Terminating Equipment
Conformance Test Suite
b) DTE Data Terminal Equipment
Conformance Testing
(2 DXE DTE or DCE
Implement at ion LJnder Test
IUT Implementation LJnder Test
Inopportune PDU
PDU Protocol Data LJnit
Lower Tester
PICS Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement
Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement
8) PIXIT Protocol Implementation extra Information for Test-
ing
Protocol Implementation extra Information for Testing
RS Remote Single Layer
Remote Single Layer Test Method
SLJT System LJnder Test
S ys tern Under Test
TPDU Transport Protocol Data I Jnit
k) Test Group
TTCN Tree and Tabular Combined Notation
Test Step
m) Test Suite
5 Test notation
The test notation used in ISO/IEC 8882-2 and ISWIEC 8882-3
3.3 X.25 DTE conformance testing definitions
is TTCN as defined in ISO/IEC 964663.
For the purposes of this part of ISO/IEC 8882, the following
definitions apply.
6 Test suite structure
The (N)-PDU whose syntax does not
3.3.1 improper PDU:
The test suite structure used in ISO/IEC 8882--2 and ISO/IEC
conform to the format specifications of ISO/IEC 7776 or ISO/IEC
8882-3 is defined in ISO/IEC 9646-2 and is illustrated below.
8208 or CCITT X.25.
Test Suite Structure
3.3.2 proper PDU: The (N)-PDU whose syntax conf
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