Title: "IP Next Generation Overview"
Author: Yu Liao
What are the key features of Next Generation Internet Protocols
Overview of IPng, its neccesity, its features compared to IPv4, and its design considerations.
- A good transition mechanism is emphasized in the paper, IPv4 and IPv6 must be able to interoperate and coexist, IPng was designed to be evolutionary
- why IPng? it solves the scaling problem, it meets the needs of new markets, it provies a flexible transition plan.
- New features in IPng: support for realtime flows, provider selection, host mobility, end-to-end security, auto-configuration.
- modest contribution: it points out the key issues, key features, and key reasons for IPng.
Backward compatibility is also very important in network protocols design.