Study on QoS Gains in Migration from IPv4 to IPv6 Internet

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Shailendra S. Tomar 1,* Anil Rawat 1 Prakash D. Vyavahare 2 Sanjiv Tokekar 3

1. Computer Division, Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, PO CAT, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452013, India

2. Department of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science, 23 Sir M. Visvesvaraya Marg, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452003, India

3. Department of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, Institute of Engineering & Technology, Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya, Khandwa Road, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452017, India

* Corresponding author.


Received: 9 Jun. 2016 / Revised: 17 Oct. 2016 / Accepted: 11 Feb. 2017 / Published: 8 May 2017

Index Terms

IPv4 to IPv6 migration, QoS gains, dual stack machines, per site IP address selection


IPv6 has features, like a) "no header checksum calculation" and b) "no IP packet fragmentation at intermediate routers", which makes it better than IPv4 from router/routing point of view. Existing Internet technology supports both IPv6 and IPv4 protocols for transport of packets and hence dual addressed machines are widely present. Maximizing QoS in IPv6 networks, as compared to IPv4 networks, for sites having dual addresses is an active area of research. Results of our study on QoS gains in networks connected to IPv6 Internet as compared to IPv4 Internet for a network of about 2500 nodes are presented here. The technique used to estimate QoS gains in the migration from IPv4 to IPv6 is also presented. The test-bed data of one month with 25000 most visited websites was analyzed. The results show that an alternate IPv6 channel exists for a large number of major global websites and substantial QoS gains in terms of reduced access times – averaging up to 35% for some websites - can be expected by intelligent per site IP address selection for dual stack machines.

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Shailendra S. Tomar, Anil Rawat, Prakash D. Vyavahare, Sanjiv Tokekar, "Study on QoS Gains in Migration from IPv4 to IPv6 Internet", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), Vol.9, No.5, pp.1-8, 2017. DOI:10.5815/ijitcs.2017.05.01


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