Speeding up IPv6 Transition: Discovering NAT64 and Learning Prefix for IPv6 Address Synthesis

Yi Ding, Teemu Savolainen, Jouni Korhonen, Markku P I Kojo

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During the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 hosts in IPv6-only networks need to communicate with IPv4 hosts as most of the Internet services are not yet supporting IPv6. Hosts with IPv6 access would benefit from discovering the presence of NAT64 and learning a prefix needed for IPv6 address synthesis. We propose two mechanisms and systematically evaluate the existing solutions in this area. Based on our comparison of the existing solutions and practical implementation experience, we recommend the heuristic discovery method which is now adopted in the IETF transition toolbox for the IPv6 Internet.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE ICC 2012: IEEE International Conference on Communications
Number of pages7
Publication date2012
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-2052-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4577-2051-2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
Event2012 IEEE International Conference on Communications (IEEE ICC) - Ottawa, Canada
Duration: 10 Jun 201215 Jun 2012

Fields of Science

  • 113 Computer and information sciences

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