E1AP Client Test Suite Data Sheet
Test Suite:
E1AP Client Test Suite
Direction:
Client

E1 Application protocol (E1AP) provides the signalling service between the gNB-CU-CP and the gNB-CU-UP of a gNB within an NG-RAN, or between the gNB-CU-CP and the gNB-CU-UP of an en-gNB within an E-UTRAN. The services provided by the E1AP are divided to UE-associated and non UE-associated. The UE-associated services are related to one UE and the non UE-associated services are related to the E1 interface. The E1AP is transferred over SCTP. The E1AP protocol is defined in TS 38.463. The E1AP Client Test Suite has been designed to act as a malicious gNB-CU-CP that sends exceptional messages to the tested entity which is gNB-CU-UP.

Used specifications

Specification
Title
Notes
3GPP TS 38.463
5G; NG-RAN; E1 Application Protocol (E1AP)
Supported release 16.2.0

Tool-specific information

Tested interface
Notes
E1

Test suite acts as gNB-CU-CP to test gNB-CU-UP

Tested messages
Specifications
Notes
Reset Acknowledge
3GPP TS 38.463
Chapter 8.2.1
Error Indication
3GPP TS 38.463
Chapter 8.2.2
GNB-CU-UP E1 Setup Response
3GPP TS 38.463
Chapter 8.2.3
GNB-CU-UP Configuration Update Acknowledge
3GPP TS 38.463
Chapter 8.2.5
GNB-CU-CP Configuration Update
3GPP TS 38.463
Chapter 8.2.6
E1 Release Response
3GPP TS 38.463
Chapter 8.2.7
Resource Status Request
3GPP TS 38.463
Chapter 8.2.9
Bearer Context Setup Request
3GPP TS 38.463
Chapter 8.3.1
Bearer Context Modification Request
3GPP TS 38.463
Chapter 8.3.2
Bearer Context Modification Confirm
3GPP TS 38.463
Chapter 8.3.3
Bearer Context Release Command
3GPP TS 38.463
Chapter 8.3.4
Trace Start
3GPP TS 38.463
Chapter 8.4.1
Deactivate Trace
3GPP TS 38.463
Chapter 8.4.2
IAB UP TNL Address Update
3GPP TS 38.463
Chapter 8.5.1
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