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NIST Special Publication 800-42
C O M P U T E R S E C U R I T Y
 
 
Computer Security DivisionInformation Technology Laboratory National Institute of Standards and TechnologyGaithersburg, MD 20899-8930
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U.S. Department of Commerce
Donald L. Evans, Secretary
Technology Administration
Phillip J. Bond, Under Secretary for Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Arden L. Bement, Jr., Director 
DRAFT Guideline on NetworkSecurity Testing
Recommendations of the National Instituteof Standards and Technology 
John Wack, Miles Tracey
 
DRAFT GUIDE TO NETWORK SELF-TEST
Reports on Computer Systems Technology
The Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the National Institute of Standards andTechnology (NIST) promotes the U.S. economy and public welfare by providingtechnical leadership for the Nation’s measurement and standards infrastructure. ITLdevelops tests, test methods, reference data, proof of concept implementations, andtechnical analysis to advance the development and productive use of informationtechnology. ITL’s responsibilities include the development of technical, physical,administrative, and management standards and guidelines for the cost-effectivesecurity and privacy of sensitive unclassified information in Federal computer systems. This Special Publication 800-series reports on ITL’s research, guidance, andoutreach efforts in computer security, and its collaborative activities with industry,government, and academic organizations.
 
Certain commercial entities, equipment, or materials may be identified in this document inorder to describe an experimental procedure or concept adequately. Such identification isnot intended to imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Institute of Stan-dards and Technology, nor is it intended to imply that the entities, materials, or equipmentare necessarily the best available for the purpose.
National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-42Natl. Inst. Stand. Technol. Spec. Publ. 800-42, XX pages (Feb. 2002)CODEN: XXXXX
 
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICEWASHINGTON: 2001
 
For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing OfficeInternet: bookstore.gpo.gov — Phone: (202) 512-1800 — Fax: (202) 512-2250Mail: Stop SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-0001
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DRAFT GUIDE TO NETWORK SELF-TEST
Acknowledgements
The authors, John Wack of NIST and Miles Tracy of Booz, Allen, and Hamilton (BAH),wish to acknowledge staff at NIST and BAH who reviewed drafts of this publication andmade substantial improvements to its quality, including Murugiah Souppaya, TimothyGrance, and Peter Mell.iii

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