Abstract: IPv 4 is playing its role with dominancy around the globe connecting hundreds of thousands nodes together. The depletion of address ranges as per the requirement growth led the development of newer version of IP by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Following several proposals a new version of IP was materialized and officially declared as IPv 6. This protocol uses 128-bit address instead of its predecessor’s 32-bit scheme. It has various new features and strong security options. This study discusses the main features and security risks involved during the transition period from IPv 4 to IPv 6, which would be the dominant protocol of the future web.
Syed Muhammad Faheem and M. Nawaz Brohi , 2005. The Security Considerations During the Transition from IPv 4 to IPv 6 . Asian Journal of Information Technology, 4: 885-887.