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Comparative Study of Internet Protocols

P Singh, KL Bansal


The Internet protocol is the bond that holds together modern computer networks. The Internet protocol specifies the way how messages are sent from one computer to another computer. Due to the shortage of IPv4 address spaces the newer version of IP called IPv6 also referred as IP-The next generation (IPng) has to be implemented. IPv6 is designed to enhance and ultimately replace IPv4. The Internet engineering task force issued the basic IPv6 protocol in 1998 to resolve the address limitations of IPv4. This paper focuses on what IPv4 and IPv6 are. After studying various features of IPv4 and IPv6, this paper highlighted some of their essential features. The main objective of this research paper is to compare IPv4 and IPv6 based on different parameters as IP functions, concepts, and the use of IP addresses in Internet protocols between IPv4 and IPv6.


Keywords: IPv6, IPv4, comparison, IPng, IETF



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Pratibha Singh, Bansal KL. Comparative Study of Internet Protocols. Current Trends in Information Technology. 2015; 5(3): 1-6p.



IPv6, IPv4, Comparison, IPng, IETF

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