Copyright 2012 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) Ottawa, Canada, June 2012. Speeding up IPv6 Transition: Discovering NAT64 and Learning Prefix for IPv6 Address Synthesis Aaron Yi Ding - University of Helsinki Teemu Savolainen - Nokia Research Center Jouni Korhonen - Nokia Siemens Networks Markku Kojo - University of Helsinki Abstract: During the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 hosts in IPv6-only networks need to communicate with IPv4 hosts as most of the Internet services are not yet supporting IPv6. Hosts with IPv6 access would benefit from discovering the presence of NAT64 and learning a prefix needed for IPv6 address synthesis. We propose two mechanisms and systematically evaluate the existing solutions in this area. Based on our comparison of the existing solutions and practical implementation experience, we recommend the heuristic discovery method which is now adopted in the IETF transition toolbox for the IPv6 Internet. IEEE ICC 2012 Conference Proceedings publication DOI.
Pre-Print PDFCoding Team: Aaron Yi Ding - UH Jouni Korhonen - NSN