IPv6 is More Than Addresses

by John McClain
Oct. 2, 2017 1 comment Infosecwriters Management

Version 6 of the internet protocol (IPv6) is the designated successor for internet protocol version 4 (IPv4). The need for this new protocol version was driven by the depletion of IPv4 addresses. At this time there are no more IPv4 addresses available. The explosive growth of internet activity and mobile devices like smartphones created the perfect conditions to deplete the available IPv4 addresses. So, anyone designing a network must consider IPv6 during the discussion phase of the project. The explosive growth of internet activity and mobile devices created security issues for users and providers of computing services. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the reasons why IPv6’s security features are just as important as more addresses. This paper will go through a three phased approach to discussing IPv6 security. The first section of this paper will go through the planning process for implementing IPv6 on a network. It should be noted that most devices have IPv6 capabil...

http://www.infosecwriters.com/Papers/JMcclain_IPV6.pdf

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Irina Alexandra Negrii 7 months, 1 week ago

Researchers saw the writing on the wall, and could predict based on the rate of growth for Internet use and IP-connected devices that IPv4 couldn't last forever. IPv6 has been in development for nearly two decades. Now the next-generation protocol is ready to replace IPv4 and assume its place as the backbone of the Internet

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