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MSDP Test Suite Data Sheet
Test Suite:
MSDP Test Suite

Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP) is designed to connect different PIM-SM multicast domains together in such a way that a multicast source can transmit to hosts in other PIM-SM domains. MSDP is not dependent on PIM-SM and can be used with other protocols as well. MSDP capable routers in one domain form a MSDN peering relationships with routers in other domains. Control information is exhanged over a TCP connection.

Used specifications


Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP)

Tool-specific information

Tested MSDP Packets
Packet type
KeepAlive TLV
Peer keepalive
IPv4 Source-Active TLV
Notify peer of an active IPv4 multicast source
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