A Practical Strategy for Testing Pair-Wise Coverage of Network Interfaces

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Summary:
This paper presents on combinatorial test design offers a guide to the theory and practical application of the method of orthogonal arrays to generate system test configurations that achieve pair-wise parameter coverage.

This paper presents a guide to the theory and practical application of the method of orthogonal arrays, also called orthogonal Latin squares, to generate system test configurations that achieve pair-wise parameter coverage.

We explore how to apply the theory in practice when there are dependent parameters or when there are differing numbers of parameters are also included.

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About the Author

Dr. Robert L. Probert is IBM Faculty Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS) of IBM Canada specializing in Security and Testing strategies for E-commerce. He is a full professor in the School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE) at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Probert has published extensively in the areas of protocol engineering, software engineering, protocol testing, software testing, internet security and systems security.  He has consulted extensively for industry and government in these areas for over twenty years.

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