IPv6-Only Nodes in Corporate and Academic Networks

Keywords

IPv6 Dual-Stack IPv6-only Workstation

Abstract

IPv4 addresses are expected to globally run out by the end of 2012, but some sites are already facing address exhaustion today. With IPv6 in sight or already deployed, adding network address translation as a third addressing scheme can be avoided by introducing IPv6-only nodes. This paper gives a survey how to operate IPv6-only Unix and Windows workstations in IPv6-enabled corporate and academic networks, evaluates their ability to perform daily tasks and shows best practice how to enable IPv6-only hosts to communicate with IPv4-only sites.