Research on test model of network survivability Article

cited authors

  • Ming, L; Wang, D; Zhang, L; Wang, C; Zhao, J; Tang, J

fiu authors


  • Survivability is of a prime concern in the analysis and design of information infrastructure. This paper presents a novel test model for survivable network, in the presence of attacks, failures, or accidents. We name this model TMEPSN. According to the characters in several phases that a survivable network will encounter, i.e. resistance, recognition, and recovery, the test model TMEPSN is built on six basic components, which are test scenes, network states, survivability metrics, test objects, and test methods. Depending on the relationship of six basic components of TMEPSN, the relationship matrix among the components is set up, and the formal description of survivability test is also given. Upon these foundations, a function formula for assigning test methods is provided, and survivability test subset based on survivability metrics is defined and analyzed. In the final part of the paper, a case for how to use the model is discussed in detail. From the case, we can find out that the test model TMEPSN can be helpful to perform an efficient, integrated and parallel test for network survivability. Copyright © 2010 Binary Information Press.

publication date

  • April 1, 2010

start page

  • 1301

end page

  • 1309


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