Explanation of test report
Norm and score
What norm is ipv6.cool using?
ipv6.cool checks the (correct) implementation of modern Internet Standards that improve the reliability of online services. A score of 100% means that a website, e-mail service or internet connection complies with our test norm. This norm is based on the Internet Standards on the 'comply-or-explain' list of the Dutch Standardisation Forum, on the security advices of the Dutch NCSC and on the relevant RFC's of IETF.
Will the norm be adjusted?
The test norm of ipv6.cool will be adjusted over time as the state of the art changes. Adjustments will be announced through news items on our website. New subtests will (usually) not impact the score after their initial release and have the 'RECOMMENDED' or 'OPTIONAL' status. In the future these new items could get the 'REQUIRED' status and weigh in the overall score.
How is the test report structured?
- ipv6.cool contains three main tests, i.e. for websites, mail services and internet connections.
- These main tests consist of test categories that include subtests. For example, one of the main tests is the website test which contains a test category on HTTPS that has a subtest on HSTS.
A subtest can have one of the following three requirement levels (in conformance with RFC 2119):
- RECOMMENDED ('should')
When a subtest is either 'RECOMMENDED' or 'OPTIONAL', this is mentioned in the test explanation.
How is the percentage score calculated?
- Each main test is resulting in an overall percentage score.
- Every test category of a main test weighs more or less evenly in the overall percentage score. So if a main test consists of four test categories, the maximum score for every test category is 25%.
- Only the subtests with the status 'REQUIRED' weigh in the score of a test category and in the overall percentage score.
- Websites with a perfect score of 100% will be added to the Hall of Fame