What is IPv6?
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the most recent version of the Internet Protocol (IP), the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet.
What is IPv4 (Internet Protocol Version 4)?
Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) was the first publicly used version of the Internet Protocol. IPv4 was developed as a research project by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a United States Department of Defense agency, before becoming the foundation for the Internet and the World Wide Web.
What is the minimum number of IPv4 addresses AfriNIC has?
This leaves African Network Information Center (AFRINIC) as the sole regional internet registry that is still using the normal protocol for distributing IPv4 addresses. As of November 2018, AFRINICs minimum allocation is /22 or 1024 IPv4 addresses.
What are the advantages of IPv6 over IPv4?
Comparison with IPv4 1 Larger address space. The main advantage of IPv6 over IPv4 is its larger address space. ... 2 Multicast. Multicasting, the transmission of a packet to multiple destinations in a single send operation, is part of the base specification in IPv6. 3 IPsec. ... 4 Mobility. ...
Will AFRINIC become the only region with IPv4 address space?
AFRINIC has seen consumption rates increase rapidly over the last few months. In the near future, it is inevitable that AFRINIC will become the only region where, with correct justification, significant amounts of IPv4 address space can be obtained.
What is the average number of IP addresses assigned per user?
The VPN used private IP addresses only with average of 14 IP per user. At max 30% of the corporate customers have dedicated Internet in addition to VPN service, the average IP addresses assigned is 8. Some of the corporate customers prefer to use the uncommitted Internet services like ADSL and MB.
What is a private IP address?
Private IP address: Specific ranges reserved for private internets and usually used for corporate internal network . These ranges of IP addresses must be converted to public IP addresses through mechanisms like Network Address Translation (NAT) before the users can connect to the Internet (RFC1918, RFC4193)
What is AFRINIC’s IPv6 programme?
AFRINIC has a comprehensive IPv6 programme that includes information, deployment guides, free training courses and an IPv6 test bed for operators to… AFRINIC has a comprehensive IPv6 programme that includes information, deployment guides, free training courses and an IPv6 test bed for operators to test IPv6 networks on.