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Issue No.02 - March-April (2013 vol.17)
pp: 62-68
Yong Cui , Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology, Beijing
Jiang Dong , Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing
Peng Wu , Tsinghua University, Beijing
Jianping Wu , Tsinghua University, Beijing
Chris Metz , Cisco Systems
Yiu L. Lee , Comcast Cable Communications
Alain Durand , Juniper Networks
IPv6 transition presents many challenges to the Internet community, and various solutions have been proposed, including dual stack, tunneling, and translation. Tunneling supports "like-to-like" IP connectivity across an "unlike" network, whereas translation supports "like-to-unlike" IP interconnectivity. No overarching strategy exists to address all possible scenarios. Because tunneling can keep the end-to-end model that the Internet is built on, the authors have developed a tunnel-based framework that solves the transition problems in backbone and access networks with different tunneling mechanisms.
Tunneling, Internet, Encapsulation, IP networks, Routing, Protocols, Payloads, 4over6, IPv6 transition, next generation Internet, softwire, tunneling
Yong Cui, Jiang Dong, Peng Wu, Jianping Wu, Chris Metz, Yiu L. Lee, Alain Durand, "Tunnel-Based IPv6 Transition", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.17, no. 2, pp. 62-68, March-April 2013, doi:10.1109/MIC.2012.63
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