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Current Status of IPv6 Management


Nowadays, we are at an important time of the development of the IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) network. Until now, this protocol was used only between IPv6 «islands». These islands were connected by IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4) networks. So the transport of IPv6 packets was made through IPv4 ones, or into MPLS (MultiProtocol Label Switching) tunnels. Now, that real IPv6 native equipment appears, it is possible to create real native IPv6 networks.Because in these networks, IPv4 does not exist, a new challenge for IPv6 network management emerges, because, until now, most of the IPv6 management architecture were defined upon IPv4, with SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) over IPv4 asking for the few MIBs (Management Information Bases) able to manage IPv6 networks. Now that IPv6 networks become IPv6 protocol only, how can we manage them ?The purpose of this report is to provide a state of the art description of what can be used to manage IPv6 native networks and what is really used today.



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inria-00069903 , version 1 (19-05-2006)


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Isabelle Astic, Olivier Festor. Current Status of IPv6 Management. [Technical Report] RT-0274, INRIA. 2002, pp.32. ⟨inria-00069903⟩
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