Paper Review: IP Next Generation Overview

Reviewer: Mark Meras (mm446)

Main Contribution

This paper by Rober Hinden discusses a new protocol, IPng (also known as IP v6), that is meant to succeed the IP v4 protocol that is commonly used today. Hinden argues for the necessity, viability and easy transition to the protocol as we move away from the PC-centric Internet to focus on consumer and mobile devices. Hinden describes the overall protocol and its advantages.

Key Ideas

Critique of Contribution


We need a next-generation update to the Internet Protocol to allow for many more addresses and updated capabilities to deal with real-time data.

Open Question

How will the transition take place specifically? Will there be tools to assist users? Will new IP v6 routing hardware be built? These issues are still left open.