Transition from IPv4 to IPv6 Mechanisms by GNS3 Emulation: YPTC as a Case Study

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Qaid A., Ertuğ Ö.

2021 International Symposium on Networks, Computers and Communications, ISNCC 2021, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 October - 02 November 2021 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/isncc52172.2021.9615647
  • City: Dubai
  • Country: United Arab Emirates
  • Keywords: 6to4, Dual Stack, IPv4, IPv6, ISATAP, Manual Tunneling, NAT6-4
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021 IEEE.In recent years, technology has witnessed a rapid development, that has led to the connection of more and more devices to the Internet, that has led to consuming the IPv4 address. IETF developed the IPv6 as a long-term solution. However, due to different IPv4 and IPv6's header structure, IETF developed some transition mechanisms to allow both IPv4 and IPv6 to coexist for a while before IPv6 take over.This study aims to choose the optimal transition mechanism which can be applied at YPTC by simulating some selected transition mechanisms (Dual Stack, NAT6-4, Manual Tunneling, 6to4 and ISATAP) with GNS3 Emulator and then evaluate them with network performance metrics (Delay, Throughput and Latency) by using Wireshark tool.