Ipv6 Network And Ipv6 : Ipv6

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Abstract
IPv6 is the latest version of internetworking protocol designed to answer all the limitations of the current standard Internet Protocol IPv4. Transitioning to the next generation of Internet Protocol became an issue with the mass standardisation of IPv4 since the early start of Internet. And due to the fact that IPv4 and IPv6 are incompatible with each other. Therefore, a transition mechanism is required during the migration from IPv4 to IPv6 networks.
In this paper we will be investigating IPv6 networks and systems. IPv6 benefits over IPv4 are explained through a list of researched advantage and disadvantage between the two Internet Protocols. Transition strategies towards IPv6 through different technologies is demonstrated. This
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Today IPv6 connection are widely used to connect vast regional networks because it is relatively impossible to construct a worldwide or cross-continental native IPv6 network. This makes IPv6 networks very vital to the overall performance of the global IPv6 Internet.

Upgrading from the ageing IPv4 to the newer IPv6 is relatively impossible considering the vast size of the current Internet and number of current IPv4 users. Many organizations that are dependent on the Internet cannot tolerate the downtime for the sudden replacement of the IP protocol. While IPv6 is not yet widely implemented in the public, the productive IPv6 Internet network is operational and developing more in use. All modern operating systems (OS) are currently supporting the IPv6 capabilities. There are also a small number of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that provide native IPv6 connectivity to their customers. And it is easy for anyone to obtain an IPv6 connection because of the abundance of available IPv6 tunnel brokers. Brief History of the Internet Protocol, IPv4 to IPv6
The Internet started in the early 1960s as a way for the government to communicate and share information. The start of Cold War between the United States of America and the former Soviet Union led to the formation of the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET). Transfer Control Protocol/Internetwork Protocol (TCP/IP) was established at 1983 as a new communication protocol to enable different
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