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.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||IEEE Internet Computing|
|State||Published - May 2003|
Bibliographical noteFunding 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