F1AP client Data Sheet
Test Suite:
F1AP client
Direction:
Client

F1 Application Protocol (F1AP) provides the signalling service between a gNB-CU and a gNB-DU of a gNB within an NG-RAN, or between a gNB-CU and a gNB-DU of an en-gNB within an E-UTRAN. The services provided by the F1AP 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 F1 interface. The F1AP is transfered over SCTP. The F1AP protocol is defined in TS 38.473. The F1AP Client Suite has been designed to act as a malicious gNB-CU that sends exceptional messages to the tested entity which is gNB-DU.

Used specifications

Specification
Title
3GPP TS 38.473

5G; NG-RAN; F1 Application Protocol (F1AP)

Tool-specific information

Tested Interface
Notes
F1-C

Test suite acts as gNB-CU to test gNB-DU.

Tested messages
Specifications
DL RRC Message Transfer

3GPP TS 38.473

Error Indication

3GPP TS 38.473

F1 Setup Response

3GPP TS 38.473

GNB-CU Configuration Update

3GPP TS 38.473

GNB-DU Configuration Update Acknowledge

3GPP TS 38.473

GNB-DU Resource Coordination Request

3GPP TS 38.473

Paging

3GPP TS 38.473

PWS Cancel Request

3GPP TS 38.473

Reset

3GPP TS 38.473

Reset Acknowledge

3GPP TS 38.473

System Information Delivery Command

3GPP TS 38.473

UE Context Modification Request

3GPP TS 38.473

UE Context Release Command

3GPP TS 38.473

UE Context Setup Request

3GPP TS 38.473

Write-Replace Warning Request

3GPP TS 38.473

Test tool general features
  • Fully automated black-box negative testing
  • Ready-made test cases
  • Written in Java(tm)
  • GUI command line remote interface modes
  • Instrumentation (health-check) capability
  • Support and maintenance
  • Comprehensive user documentation
  • Results reporting and analysis