Issue No. 03 - May/June (2006 vol. 10)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2006.67
Jianping Wu , Tsinghua University
Yong Cui , Tsinghua University
Xing Li , Tsinghua University
Chris Metz , CISCO Systems
Researchers at the Tsinghua University in Beijing propose a mechanism for letting IPv4 networks communicate with each other across an IPv6 backbone via a Border-Gateway Protocol (BGP)-based control plane for advertising tunnels and IPv4 network prefixes. They've deployed a prototype implementation on the native-IPv6 China Education and Research Network 2 (CERNet2) backbone as the major part of the China Next-Generation Internet (CNGI) project, using current packet encapsulation technology and an extension of BGP, and the IETF is currently considering their 4over6 mechanism as well.
4over6, Border-Gateway Protocol, BGP, CERNet2, IPv6, China
X. Li, Y. Cui, C. Metz and J. Wu, "The Transition to IPv6, Part 1: 4over6 for the China Education and Research Network," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 10, no. , pp. 80-85, 2006.