TWAMP-Test Protocol

The TWAMP logical roles of the Session-Sender and Session-Reflector use the TWAMP-Test protocol. The Session-Sender, controlled by the Client, transmits TWAMP-Test packets to the Session-Reflector. The Session-Reflector processes the packet, copies the fields from that packet into the reply, and then transmits a reply packet back to the Session-Sender. The reply packet is larger than the request packet unless the Clients adds padding.

The implementation of the Session-Reflector relies on the user to create endpoints, which open up available ports for reflecting TWAMP-Test packets. The endpoint configuration acts as a control list to limit the number of locally opened sockets. The user may choose to use authentication or encryption to protect the transmitted data from nefarious entities. The shared keys used for the TWAMP-Test derive from the TWAMP 3-way handshake that establishes the control session. Both devices must configure matching shared keys.