Test-suite releases in Theory and Practice

ABSTRACT

Introduction

Release policy and process

Goals

Limitations

Release process

Three major phases of the test-suite release process are sketched below:

  1. Creation
    • Selection of the protocol and the focus area
    • Creating and wrapping-up the test-suite
    • Internally testing the available implementations
  2. Prerelease
    • Notifying respective vendors of any vulnerabilities found
    • Distributing the test-suite to identified vendors implementing the chosen protocol
    • Vulnerability and advisory coordination
    • Grace period
  3. Release
    • Deploying the test-suite for public perusal
    • Collecting feedback
    • Reiterating either with same or next protocol

Test-material package and naming Cycles 01-09

License and copyright


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