Investigation Of Using Dual Stack And Tunneling Mechanisms

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Investigations of using Dual Stack and Tunneling Mechanisms in migration from IPV4 to IPV6: Abstract Introduction Internet protocol written as IP in the short form is the method by which one computer communicates by sending data to another computer over the Internet. Normally, each computer has a unique form of IP address that identifies itself on the internet. Internet protocol has two versions: Internet protocol version 4 and Internet protocol version 6 that is the most current version of IPV6 is an upgrade of IPV4 (Gavrilova 2006). IPV6 has added advantages and therefore necessitates every organization to migrate from IPV4 to IPV6. Background of the study The internet protocol version 4 abbreviated as IPV4 is a connectionless protocol…show more content…
IPV6 is not a rigid IP as it allows for the growth of the internet concerning the number of interconnected computers or hosts and the volume of data transmitted (Kott, Wang, & Erbacher 2014). The primary advantage of the IPV6 over IPV4 is the increase in IP addresses. However, there are other advantages of IPV6 which include: automatic configuration, simplified and more efficient routing, Simpler header format, flow labeling, easier administration, Flexible options and extensions, privacy support and inbuilt authentication and an end to network address translation (Adibi, Mobasher, & Tofigh 2010). Objective/Aim of the Study As Zurawski (2005) explains, an organization 's network status and the speed at which they need the IPV4 transition to IPV6 greatly determine the selection of the transition method, the dual-stack method, tunneling method or any available option. This paper seeks to explore how the transition methods; the dual-stack method and tunneling method works. Businesses with small network devices and bleeding edge technology can promulgate to IPV6 faster compared to businesses with large network devices. Large companies usually have many and large network devices, leading to slow Ipv4 to IPV6 transition process (Jonas, Rai, & Tchuente 2013). Following the multiple benefits resulting from IPV6, it is therefore, important that network practitioners should seek expertise in IPV6 quickly in order to meet
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