[ECOS] Re: Help in testing IPv6

Louis Hamilton hamilton@redhat.com
Wed Dec 4 10:52:00 GMT 2002

darth vader wrote:

> --- Gary Thomas <gthomas@ecoscentric.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, 2002-11-27 at 07:54, elvie hau wrote:
>> > Thank you very much for the information.  Since
>> using
>> > TAHI Test Suite seems to be impractical, can you
>> > suggest an alternative?
>> >
>> There were some IPv6 specific tests written.  Look
>> at the
>> net/common/current/tests directory.
> I have also tried searching for information regarding the use of TAHI 
> for testing IPv6 in a target that uses eCos, but it the information 
> doesn't seem to be around. :(
> Aside from these IPv6 specific tests, can anybody suggest other means 
> of testing eCos's IPv6 support on a target?  Perhaps port the IPv4 
> network tests (like ping) to IPv6?  Or maybe port the TAHI tests/test 
> apps to eCos?  Or are these methods impractical?
> Comments/suggestions are appreciated. :)
> Thank you.
> Raymund
> darthvid@hotmail.com
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Testing IPv6 in an eCos target is challenging but not impossible.  Some 
modifications to the TAHI testsuite
Perl scripts are required, mostly to pause the test to allow the user to 
manually reboot the target, a requirement
for some tests.  With a properly configured host running FreeBSD 4.4 w/ 
TAHI and IPv6 eCos target I was
able to successfully execute a sizeable chunk of the testsuite.

Just be sure to utilize the router thread in eCos, which is a port of 
the FreeBSD rtsold, the router solicitation
daemon, or many tests will fail.

Also be aware that TAHI assumes two PCs running FreeBSD are the host and 
target here, and little is done in
the TAHI scripts to provide otherwise.  Assumptions are made AFA target 
infrastructure and many tests will
have to be exempt due to missing functionality on the eCos target.


Louis Hamilton

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