Demonstrating the Impact of 6to4 Tunneling on IPV4 and IPV6 Network Coexistence


  •   E. Osa

  •   S. Konyeha

  •   E. Evbuomwan


In this work the impact of the 6to4 tunnels is considered. In order for traffic to flow from an Internet Protocol version 4(IPv4) website to a native Internet Protocol version 6(IPv6) website, an additional configuration must be added to the network, as this cannot be done by default. The Riverbed Modeler Academic Version 17.5 is used to build and evaluate network efficiency with optimized 6to4 tunnels. The performance of the network is assessed based on the traffic received and sent by Internet Protocol (Version 6), Voice Called Traffic and the Sent and Received Traffic of the configured applications. The flow of traffic from servers to workstations in native IPv6 sites shows the effect of the tunnel configured.

Keywords: IPv4; IPv6; 6to4 Tunneling; Internet, Protocol.


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Osa, E., Konyeha, S. and Evbuomwan, E. 2020. Demonstrating the Impact of 6to4 Tunneling on IPV4 and IPV6 Network Coexistence. European Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. 4, 5 (Sep. 2020). DOI: