PFCP Server Test Suite Data Sheet
Test Suite:
PFCP Server Test Suite
Direction:
Server

Packet Forwarding Control Protocol (PFCP) is used on the Sx/N4 interface between the control plane and the user plane function. It is a major protocol introduced in the 5G Next Generation Mobile Core Network, it is also used in the 4G/LTE EPC to implement the Control and User Plane Separation (CUPS). PFCP and the related interfaces aim to formalize the connections between different types of functional elements used in the Mobile Core Networks as deployed by most operators providing 4G and 5G services to mobile subscribers. This Test Suite is used to send anomalous requests to the test target.

Used specifications

Specification
Title
3GPP TS 29.244

Interface between the Control Plane and the User Plane Nodes

Tool-specific information

Tested interfaces (Sx/N4 interface)
Notes
Sxa SGW-CP

Test suite acts as SGW-UP and delivers PFCP messages towards SGW-CP.

Sxa SGW-UP

Test suite acts as SGW-CP and delivers PFCP messages towards SGW-UP.

Sxb PGW-CP

Test suite acts as PGW-UP and delivers PFCP messages towards PGW-CP.

Sxb PGW-UP

Test suite acts as PGW-CP and delivers PFCP messages towards PGW-UP.

Sxc TDF-CP

Test suite acts as TDF-UP and delivers PFCP messages towards TDF-CP.

Sxc TDF-UP

Test suite acts as TDF-CP and delivers PFCP messages towards TDF-UP.

N4 SMF

Test suite acts as UPF and delivers PFCP messages towards SMF.

N4 UPF

Test suite acts as SMF and delivers PFCP messages towards UPF.

Tested messages
Notes
Specifications
PFCP Heartbeat Request
Node Related Message
3GPP TS 29.244
PFCP PFD Management Request
Node Related Message
3GPP TS 29.244
PFCP Association Setup Request
Node Related Message
3GPP TS 29.244
PFCP Association Update Request
Node Related Message
3GPP TS 29.244
PFCP Association Update Response
Node Related Message
3GPP TS 29.244
PFCP Association Release Request
Node Related Message
3GPP TS 29.244
PFCP Association Release Response
Node Related Message
3GPP TS 29.244
PFCP Node Report Request
Node Related Message
3GPP TS 29.244
PFCP Session Set Deletion Request
Node Related Message
3GPP TS 29.244
PFCP Session Establishment Request
Session Related Message
3GPP TS 29.244
PFCP Session Modification Request
Session Related Message
3GPP TS 29.244
PFCP Session Deletion Request
Session Related Message
3GPP TS 29.244
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