Testing of Diameter- Based Protocol in the IP Multimedia Subsystem
Vinay Kumar.S.B1, Mahendra Kumar M.D2
1Vinay Kumar. S.B, Department of Electronics and Communication, School of Engineering and Technology, Jain University, Bangalore, India.
2Mahendra Kumar M.D, Department of Electronics and Communication, School of Engineering and Technology, Jain University, Bangalore, India.
Manuscript received on July 22, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on August 06, 2013. | Manuscript published on August 30, 2013. | PP: 17-19 | Volume-2, Issue-6, August 2013. | Retrieval Number: F1932082613/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: The Diameter protocol was initially developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) as an Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) framework intended for applications such as remote network access and IP mobility. Diameter was further embraced by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) as the key protocol for AAA and mobility management in 3G networks . The paper discusses the use of Diameter in the scope of the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) as specified by 3GPP.In this paper, we present a solution for the problem of how to provide authentication, horization and accounting (AAA) for multi-domain interacting service and also the unit testing is used to test the AAA protocol Diameter. We have studied the case of ‘Fone Freez’, a service that provides interaction between different basic services, like telephony and television. Because the involvement of several parties like television provider, telephony provider etc., secure interaction between multiple domains must be assured. A part of this security issue can be resolved using AAA .
Keywords: Diameter protocol, IP Multimedia Subsystem, AAA, Testing.