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In this document I will be writing about Is IP 6 an improvement over IP4. People say that IP4 is going to become a problem because there is a sort amount a IP4 address available, compared to IP6.

There are two different arguments to this topic, some people state that there is no need for IP6 due to the fact that private IP addressing is enough and we don't need anymore. Others state that we will run out of IP4 address and that IP6 will take forward and become the new worldwide standard.

Bellow you will then see a summary of other people's views on internet protocol , both IP4 and IP6 and briefly outline the case being put forward, and then outline the evidence presented. Then evaluate them both by giving my view and how I can back that up using the two different points.

I will then be taking four different articles, comparing them both with each other and then giving my views, with my own abstract at the beginning of the document.

Is IP 6 an improvement over IP4?

First off IP6 and IP4 are also known as IPv6 and IPV4. Like I said before hand in the introduction to this report, there are two sides to this. One being that some people cannot see a problem with the standard IPv4 as it is suiting us fine and really there are no problems. Others think that in a few years time we will run out of IP address if we keep using the standard IPv4 and that we need to move onto the IPv6. My first feeling about this are that IPv6 will not catch on as quick as some people say it will and also my mind is set on maybe IPv6 will never be used in such times. This is because I feel that network IP address are known as private address anyway and this means that within you own personal networks your IP addressing scheme can be the same as the next company down the road.

This means that only the internet and the main routers as such will need their own set IP address. By this I mean website domains, WAN's , over the internet connections. Going onto the fact of IPv6 some people have said that it is a weak points such as, it keeps disconnection and transmission delay, during handover (Oh & Choo, 2009). Along side that the current IPv4 addresses will not be sufficient and the IPv6 will have to deploy services by the year 2011. (Nawaz, Ashraf, Hong, Wu, & Lin, 2009).

These past two statements show and back up the peoples views which are that IPv4 will be taken over by IPv6. Such as the weak points that Oh and Choo talk about are that IPv6 isn't yet fully ready and that more work is needed within it, and that IPv4 will be starting to run out of IP address. So according to these to statements we are running out of IPv4 and IPv6 isn't fully ready. Well that doesn't sound like could news at that rate I think the internet and networks sound like they will be no longer. Due to that I do not feel the same and think that IPv4 will do us well until years to come, and that if we did change the standard to IPv6 that IPv6 is fully working with no weak points.

Following on from that with the rapid development of the so called internet, IPA will transform into the Ipv6 this will happen step by step. Some network applications on the basis of IPv4 will need to be transformed so that they can be executed under the IPv6 environment and roles. To solve the problem of such transition, the socket interface and realization of IPv4 and Ipv6 are analyzed firstly in this paper. Based on the analysis, a feasible method is presented to realize such transition. This method has been applied into the experiment of protocol-independent Web server and reached satisfying results. (Cheng & Han, 2009)

IPv6 is a new version protocol for next generation Internet, which has the advantages of supporting scalability, mobility and security better than current IPv4 Internet. However, IPv4 and IPv6 are not directly compatible. IPv4/IPv6 translator with high performance and reliability can facilitate the seamless coexistence of IPv4 and IPv6 networks during the transition period. (Luo, Yan, Li, & Mao, 2008)

the shortage of public IPv4 addresses, the IETF has developed a new version of the Internet Protocol called IPv6. Many institutions all over the world had already started the migration to IPv6. Since this migration has to be done slowly, the first step is the coexistence of the two protocols (IPv4 and IPv6) for some years. One important issue for IPv6 to gain acceptance, is its performance in end-user applications. Hence, due to the availability of a variety of IPv6 implementations on different operating systems, it is important to evaluate the performance of the different IPv6 stacks, and compare it to the one shown by IPv4. (Gamess & Suros, 2008)



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  • Gamess, E., & Suros, R. (2008). JOURNAL OF NETWORK AND COMPUTER APPLICATIONS. An upper bound model for TCP and UDP throughput in IPv4 and IPv6 , 585-602.
  • Luo, W., Yan, B., Li, X., & Mao, W. (2008). 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY. Network-processor-based IPv4/IPv6 translator: Implementation and fault tolarence , 486-491.
  • Nawaz, A., Ashraf, M., Hong, X. B., Wu, J., & Lin, J. T. (2009). IPv4 to IPv6 Evolution Strategies of Pakistan Internet Exchange. 2009 FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NETWORKING AND SERVICES , 383-388.
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