Simulation-based 'STRESS' testing case study: a multicast routing protocol

A. Helmy, D. Estrin
Proceedings. Sixth International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (Cat. No.98TB100247)  
In this work, we propose a method for using simulation to analyze the robustness of multiparty (multicastbased) protocols in a systematic fashion. We call our method Systematic Testing of Robustness by Examination of Selected Scenarios (STRESS). STRESS aims to cut the time and effort needed to explore pathological cases of a protocol during its design. This paper has two goals: (1) to describe the method, and (2) to serve as a case study of robustness analysis of multicast routing protocols. We
more » ... uting protocols. We aim to offer design tools similar to those used in CAD and VLSI design, and demonstrate how effective systematic simulation can be in studying protocol robustness.
doi:10.1109/mascot.1998.693672 dblp:conf/mascots/HelmyE98 fatcat:t3y43lyxjnhrhbmhdgxxkmmprm