Passive Testing With Proxy-Testers

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Executive Summary

Passive testing is an alternative testing approach whose purpose is to passively analyze an implementation behaviour without disturbing it. Usually, passive testing methods extract traces by means of sniffer-based tools, running in the same environment as the implementation. Nevertheless, many implementation environments prevent from setting a sniffer-based tool for security or technical reasons. The authors propose a passive testing method based on the notion of proxy-tester which represents an intermediary between client applications and the implementation.

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