Comparison of IPv4-over-IPv6 (4over6) and Dual Stack Technologies in Dynamic Configuration for IPv4/IPv6 Address

  • Ta Te Lu
  • Cheng Yen Wu
  • Wen Yen LinEmail author
  • Hsin Pei Chen
  • Kuang Po Hsueh
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 63)


IPv4 and IPv6 technologies face many challenges on LAN or the Internet such as transition mechanisms. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) proposed a variety of solutions, e.g. Dual stack, IPv6-in-IPv4 (IPv4-IPv6), and IPv4-over-IPv6 (4over6). Clients use manual, stateful, or stateless auto configuration to get IPv6 addresses. Auto configuration with Stateful Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6 (DHCPv6) protocol automatically configures IPv6 address through the router into the LAN, which is the best allocation choice. The DHCPv4 and DHCPv6 (DHCP 4o6) server used 4over6 and is considered to generally be the best plan. In this paper, we set up a network communications platform and performed an effectiveness analysis comparing DHCPv4 and DHCPv6 (DHCP 4o6) servers individually with Dual Stack and 4over6 tunnel mechanisms. Experimental routing performances show that the routing path from 7 nodes with Dual Stack was better than 4over6 by 17.329%.


IPv6 transition DHCPv6 IPv4-over-IPv6 Dual Stack 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ta Te Lu
    • 1
  • Cheng Yen Wu
    • 1
  • Wen Yen Lin
    • 2
    Email author
  • Hsin Pei Chen
    • 1
  • Kuang Po Hsueh
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Computer Science and Engineering, Chien Hsin University of Science and TechnologyTaoyuanTaiwan
  2. 2.Digital Multimedia Technology, Vanung UniversityTaoyuanTaiwan

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