Observations of IPv6 Addresses

Malone, David (2008) Observations of IPv6 Addresses. In: Proceedings of the Passive and active network measurement 8th international conference, PAM 2007, April 29 - 30, 2008, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

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IPv6 addresses are longer than IPv4 addresses, and are so capable of greater expression. Given an IPv6 address, conventions and standards allow us to draw conclusions about how IPv6 is being used on the node with that address. We show a technique for analysing IPv6 addresses and apply it to a number of datasets. The datasets include addresses seen at a busy mirror server, at an IPv6-enabled TLD DNS server and when running traceroute across the production IPv6 network. The technique quantifies differences in these datasets that we intuitively expect, and shows that IPv6 is being used in different ways by different groups.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: IPv6 addresses.
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
Item ID: 1470
Depositing User: Dr. David Malone
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2009 12:14
Refereed: Yes

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