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IPv6 Transition Mechanisms | Dual-Stack -Tunneling – Translation

IPv6 Transition Mechanisms

The only available public IP addresses are IPv6 addresses. But vast majority of the content is still working on IPv4.

How IPv6 users can connect to the IPv4 world and How IPv4 users can reach to the IPv6 content ? This is accomplished with the IPv6 transition mechanisms.

In this post, I will explain the IPv6 transition mechanisms briefly, share some of my IPv6 real life design experiences and observations and will provide a road map for the future IPv6 design and deployment resources which I am going to cover on the website.

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Is IPV6 Dual-Stack really a best method for IPv6 design ?

There are mainly three IPv6 transition methods; Dual-Stack, Tunnelling and Translation. Careful engineers can understand the difference between IPv6 migration and IPv6 transition.

All of these three technologies are used to bring IPv6 protocol capabilities in addition to IPv4, they are not migration mechanisms. Migration means removing IPv4 completely and running only IPv6 only in the network which might not be the case at least for the next decade.
In this post, I will explain why IPv6 dual-stack unlike most people believe is not the best transition approach.

There is a saying, Dual-stack where you can, tunnel when you must, translate if you have a gun in your head.

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