ESTABLISHMENT OF IPV6 NETWORK USING TUNNELLING MECHANISM ON INTRANET
The emerging Internet Protocol version six (IPv6) has promises several benefits that can overcome the weaknesses of the current Internet Protocol IPv4. Among the solution provided by IPv6 are solving the depleted IPv4 addresses and providing strong security mechanism in the network. Despite the hype and promises, there is still some issues need to be resolved before an organization can migrate over to IPv6 and still allowing the IPv4 infrastructure to exist. One of the issues to be considered are the transition mechanism to be use in switching over to IPv6 as there are several transitions mechanisms to be choose by an organization to allow the coexistence of IPv6 and IPv4 in the same network infrastructure. Therefore this paper describes the setting up of IPv6 test bed (Test6-T) in an intranet environment using the tunneling mechanism in order to find the best solution for providing an IPv6 environment in an existing IPv4 network infrastructure.