January 2015 Archive


In the early 1990s, the Internet Engineering Task Force began an effort to develop a successor to the IPv4 protocol. A prime motivation for this effort was the realization that the 32-bit IP address space was beginning to be used up, with new subnets and IP nodes being attached to

Tags ip address, subnet, anycast address, ip nodes
Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6
Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6

As we have seen the technical details of IPv6 let us look at a very practical matter: How will the public Internet, which is based on IPv4, be transitioned to IPv6? The problem is that while new IPv6-capable systems can be made backward-compatible, that is, can send, route, and

Tags tunneling, dual-stack approach, ipv6 nodes, application-layer protocol
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