A Framework for Testing Peer-to-Peer Systems

Eduardo de Almeida 1 Gerson Sunye 1 Yves Le Traon 2 Patrick Valduriez 1, 3
2 TRISKELL - Reliable and efficient component based software engineering
IRISA - Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires, Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique
3 ATLAS - Complex data management in distributed systems
UN - Université de Nantes, Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique
Abstract : Developing peer-to-peer (P2P) systems is hard because they must be deployed on a high number of nodes, which can be autonomous, refusing to answer to some requests or even unexpectedly leaving the system. Such volatility of nodes is a common behavior in P2P system and can be interpreted as fault during tests. In this paper, we propose a framework for testing P2P systems. This framework is based on the individual control of nodes, allowing test cases to precisely control the volatility of nodes during execution. We validated this framework through implementation and experimentation on an open-source P2P system.
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Eduardo de Almeida, Gerson Sunye, Yves Le Traon, Patrick Valduriez. A Framework for Testing Peer-to-Peer Systems. 19th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2008), 2008, Seattle, WA, USA, United States. ⟨inria-00371781⟩

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