An exploratory investigation into performance gains/losses in IPv6 vs IPv4

Jolley, Stuart Mark (2014) An exploratory investigation into performance gains/losses in IPv6 vs IPv4. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The allocation of the last block of IPv4 addresses in 2011 meant that, at some point in the future, organisations with an online/network infrastructure presence would be forced to migrate their services to the new IPv6 address allocation. Whilst many studies have been carried out detailing the number of active IPv6 addresses and how these are currently being used, there has been little to no research exploring whether or not there are any performance gains/losses regarding the computational processing of the new IP version. With this in mind, the aims and objectives of this project are twofold. It will first explore how easy it may be to use IPv6 in an Enterprise environment by using a DHCP server to issue IPv6 addresses to a variety of different client devices. Secondly, it will carry out testing to draw conclusions on any performance gains/losses by measuring the Round-time trip of packets sent and received across the network. This will then allow proposals as to which IP version is fastest as well as which clients are best able to process the data packets.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Computing
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2014 10:16
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:39
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/15251

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