Integrated Routing and Addressing for Improved IPv4 and IPv6 Coexistence Articles uri icon

publication date

  • May 2010

start page

  • 477

end page

  • 479


  • 5


  • 14

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1089-7798

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-2558


  • We claim that the slow deployment of IPv6 seen so far is related with the complete decoupling with IPv4 regarding to routing and addressing. In this paper we propose Integrated Routing and Addressing (InRA), a new
    solution to allow IPv6 to integrate with IPv4 routing and addressing in
    order to decrease management cost during the coexistence period, and
    speed up IPv6 deployment. Addressing and routing integration are
    achieved by the use of a new address format derived from IPv4 address
    assignment, and the use of a new type of encapsulation allowing packets
    to be forwarded according to the most detailed information known by a
    router (InRA or IPv4).