Evaluating IPv6 on windows and Solaris

Sherali Zeadally, Ioan Raicu

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An evaluation of IPv6 based on Windos and Solaris is presented in the article. IPv6 replaces IPv4's 20-byte header with a 40-byte header that allots four times as many bits for addressing. The overall impact of this increase is 1.32% higher overhead with IPv6 for an Ethernet maximum transmission unit size of 1,514 bytes. Two IPv6 implementations running on Windows 2000 and Solaris 8 using identical hardware and settings were also compared.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-57
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Internet Computing
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2003

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by a grant from Sun Microsystems (EDUD-7824-000145-US). We are grateful to Ericsson for donating an AXI 462 router and to IBM for donating a 2216 Nways Multiaccess Connector Model 400 router for use in our test bed. We also thank Narendra Goel for his suggestions.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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