F1AP Server Data Sheet
Test Suite:
F1AP Server
Direction:
Server

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 Server Suite has been designed to act as a malicious gNB-DU that sends exceptional messages to the tested entity which is gNB-CU.

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-DU to test gNB-CU.

Tested messages
Specifications
Error Indication

3GPP TS 38.473

F1 Setup Request

3GPP TS 38.473

GNB-DU Configuration Update

3GPP TS 38.473

GNB-DU Status Indication

3GPP TS 38.473

Initial UL RRC Message Transfer

3GPP TS 38.473

Notify

3GPP TS 38.473

PWS Failure Indication

3GPP TS 38.473

PWS Restart Indication

3GPP TS 38.473

Reset

3GPP TS 38.473

UE Context Modification Required

3GPP TS 38.473

UE Context Modification Response

3GPP TS 38.473

UE Context Release Request

3GPP TS 38.473

UE Context Setup Response

3GPP TS 38.473

UE Inactivity Notification

3GPP TS 38.473

UL RRC Message Transfer

3GPP TS 38.473

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