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A comparative performance study of IPv6 transitioning mechanisms - NAT-PT vs. TRT vs. DSTM

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  • Michael Mackay
  • Christopher Edwards
  • F Boavida (Editor)
  • T Plagemann (Editor)
  • B Stiller (Editor)
  • C Westphal (Editor)
  • E Monteiro (Editor)
Publication date2006
Number of pages7
Pages1125-1131
Original languageEnglish

Conference

ConferenceNETWORKING 2006: NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES, SERVICES, AND PROTOCOLS; PERFORMANCE OF COMPUTER AND COMMUNICATION NETWORKS; MOBILE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS
Period1/01/00 → …

Abstract

One of the major challenges faced by the IPv6 community in recent years has been to define the scenarios in which transitioning mechanisms should be used and which ones should be selected given a specific scenario. This paper aims to supplement this by presenting the results of a comparative evaluation carried out on three major IPv6 interoperation mechanisms; NAT-PT, TRT and DSTM. This work attempts not only to determine the outright performance of each mechanism against the other but also against a theoretical evaluation of the specification. Our results show that while DSTM performs well both NAT-PT and TRT place significant overheads on the network.

Bibliographic note

5th International IFIP-TC6 Networking Conference, Coimbra, PORTUGAL, MAY 15-19, 2006