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Benchmarking Methodology for Firewall Performance (RFC3511)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012163D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Apr-15
Document File: 35 page(s) / 68K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

B. Hickman: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This document discusses and defines a number of tests that may be used to describe the performance characteristics of firewalls. In addition to defining the tests, this document also describes specific formats for reporting the results of the tests.

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Request for Comments: 3511� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � Spirent Communications

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� � � � � � � � � � Benchmarking Methodology for Firewall Performance

Status of this Memo

� � This memo provides information for the Internet community.� It does

� � not specify an Internet standard of any kind.� Distribution of this

� � memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

� � Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2003).� All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

� � This document discusses and defines a number of tests that may be

� � used to describe the performance characteristics of firewalls.� In

� � addition to defining the tests, this document also describes specific

� � formats for reporting the results of the tests.

� � This document is a product of the Benchmarking Methodology Working

� � Group (BMWG) of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

Table of Contents

� � 1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .� 2

� � 2. Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .� 2

� � 3. Scope� . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .� 3

� � 4. Test setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .� 3

� � � � � 4.1 Test Considerations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .� 4

� � � � � 4.2 Virtual Client/Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .� 4

� � � � � 4.3 Test Traffic Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .� 5

� � � � � 4.4 DUT/SUT Traffic Flows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .� 5

� � � � � 4.5 Multiple Client/Server Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . .� 5

� � � � � 4.6 Network Address Translation (NAT). . . . . . . . . . . .� 6

� � � � � 4.7 Rule Sets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .� 6

� � � � � 4.8 Web Caching. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .� 6

� � � � � 4.9 Authentication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .� 7

Hickman, et al.� � � � � � � � � � � � � Informational� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � [Page 1]

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