Abstract—IPv4 addressing space has almost been exhausted; many organisations will soon be required to perform the changeover to IPv6. Traditional IPv4 routing protocols must be replaced with new IPv6 compatible protocols to ensure systems continue to operate effectively; however these protocols have undergone significant changes in order to support IPv6. Understanding these changes is important when selecting a routing protocol for a system, in order to facilitate this, a study and comparison of two popular routing protocols; OSPF and EIGRP has been undertaken. The major changes between the IPv4 and IPv6 editions have been identified and discussed and the two protocols have been compared against a number of criteria.
Index Terms—EIGRP, IPsec, IPv6, OSPF
The authors are with the University of Derby, Derbyshire, and DE22 1GB, UK (e-mail: A.Hinds1@unimail.derby.ac.uk).
Cite: Alex Hinds, Anthony Atojoko, and Shao Ying Zhu, "Evaluation of OSPF and EIGRP Routing Protocols for IPv6," International Journal of Future Computer and Communication vol. 2, no. 4 pp. 287-291, 2013.