Testbeds and Research Infrastructure: Development of Networks and Communities. 9th International ICST Conference, TridentCom 2014, Guangzhou, China, May 5-7, 2014, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Empirical Analysis of IPv6 Transition Technologies Using the IPv6 Network Evaluation Testbed

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-13326-3_21,
        author={Marius Georgescu and Hiroaki Hazeyama and Youki Kadobayashi and Suguru Yamaguchi},
        title={Empirical Analysis of IPv6 Transition Technologies Using the IPv6 Network Evaluation Testbed},
        proceedings={Testbeds and Research Infrastructure: Development of Networks and Communities. 9th International ICST Conference, TridentCom 2014, Guangzhou, China, May 5-7, 2014, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={TRIDENTCOM},
        year={2014},
        month={11},
        keywords={IPv6 transition IETF IPv6 scenario 464 scenario Enterprise Networks IPv6NET Asamap MAPe MAPt DSLite 464XLAT},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-13326-3_21}
    }
    
  • Marius Georgescu
    Hiroaki Hazeyama
    Youki Kadobayashi
    Suguru Yamaguchi
    Year: 2014
    Empirical Analysis of IPv6 Transition Technologies Using the IPv6 Network Evaluation Testbed
    TRIDENTCOM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-13326-3_21
Marius Georgescu1,*, Hiroaki Hazeyama1,*, Youki Kadobayashi1,*, Suguru Yamaguchi1,*
  • 1: Nara Institute of Science and Technology
*Contact email: liviumarius-g@is.naist.jp, hiroa-ha@is.nasit.jp, youki-k@is.aist.nara.ac.jp, suguru@is.naist.jp

Abstract

IPv6 is yet to become more than a worthy successor of IPv4, which remains, for now, the dominant Internet Protocol. Behind this fact is the complicated transition period through which the Internet will have to go, until IPv6 will completely replace IPv4. This transition has presented the Internet Community with numerous challenges. One of these challenges is to decide which transition technology is more feasible for a particular network scenario. As an answer, this article is proposing the IPv6 Network Evaluation Testbed (IPv6NET), a research project whose ultimate goal is to obtain feasibility data in order to formulate a coherent, scenario-based IPv6 transition strategy. The paper presents the overview of IPv6NET, the testing methodology and empirical results for a specific network scenario. The scenario was introduced by the IETF and it was dedicated to an Enterprise Network which is using IPv6 as backbone technology. The Enterprise needs to convey communication tjo IPv4 capable nodes through the IPv6-only infrastructure. A suitable IPv6 transition implementation, covering multiple transition technologies, was tested in relation with this scenario. The presented empirical feasibility data includes network performance data such as: latency, throughput, packet loss, CPU load, and operational capability data, such as: configuration, troubleshooting and applications capability.