Evaluating IPv6 on a large-scale network

Wen Lung Shiau, Yu Feng Li, Han Chieh Chao, Ping Yu Hsu

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We evaluate an ideal model and a real large-scale network environment using available end-to-end measurement techniques that focuses on a large-scale IPv6 backbone and made performance comparisons between the current Internet (IPv4) and next generation Internet (IPv6). In this paper, we compiled the performance statistics of each network in terms of TCP and UDP throughput, delay jitters, packet loss rate, and round trip time. Our conclusions show that, in a real large-scale network environment, a minor degradation in the throughput of the TCP, a slightly higher throughput of the UDP, a somewhat emerging frequency of the delay jitter, a lower packet loss rate, and a slightly longer round trip time happens when we compare the IPv6 network to the IPv4 network.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3113-3121
Number of pages9
JournalComputer Communications
Issue number16
StatePublished - 12 Oct 2006


  • End-to-end performance
  • IPv4
  • IPv6
  • Performance measurement


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